Championship strugglers Wigan Athletic have parted company with boss Warren Joyce after only four months.
The Latics lost 1-0 at home to fellow relegation candidates Bristol City on Saturday to leave them four points from safety with nine games remaining.
Former Manchester United Under-21 manager Joyce, 52, took over in November after Gary Caldwell's sacking but only won six of 24 games in charge.
Middlesbrough have sacked manager Aitor Karanka after three and a half years at the club.
Boro are winless in their last 10 Premier League games and currently sit in the relegation zone, three points from safety with 11 games remaining.
They are also the league's lowest scorers with just 19 goals and were knocked out of the FA Cup by Manchester City last weekend.
Assistant head coach Steve Agnew will take control of the first team.
"This club will always hold a special place for me," said Karanka, 43.
"I'd like to thank Middlesbrough for a wonderful opportunity and the players, staff and all the people at the club who I have worked with."
The former Real Madrid assistant manager took over at the Riverside in November 2013 to become Middlesbrough's first ever non-British boss.
Boro secured automatic promotion to the Premier League last season.
03-16-2017, 12:01 PM
(This post was last modified: 03-16-2017, 12:07 PM by manudave.)
Middlesbrough's first ever non-British boss. Boro secured automatic promotion to the Premier League last season & because there not good enough to stay in the premier league they sack the boss? Are the owners blinkered do they see a team that should be no were near the relegation drop zone. The teams at the bottom are were they belong because the prem is a big step up.