STOKE CITY have terminated the contract of manager Gary Rowett.
Members of his immediate coaching staff have also left the bet365 Stadium.
A Stoke City spokesman said: “The club would like to thank Gary and his staff for their efforts over the past eight months.
A new managerial appointment will be made as swiftly as possible but in the meantime Rory Delap, Kevin Russell and Andy Quy will take charge of first-team affairs”.
Rowett, 44, previously team manager at Derby County, was appointed by Stoke May, after the departure of Paul Lambert following the Potters relegation from the Premier League.