Former Hibs’ manager Alan Stubbs has left St Mirren after less than three months in charge.
Stubbs, who earned legendry status at Easter Road after winning the Scottish Cup with Hibs in 2016, replaced Jack Ross at the Simple Digital Arena in June.
The 46-year-old moved to Rotherham during the summer of 2016 but left the Millers four months later after one win in 14 matches.
Although linked with other moves, Stubbs remained out of management until taking up the St Mirren vacancy following the departure of Ross to Sunderland.
St Mirren are currently second-bottom of the Premiership after one win and three successive defeats.
Results were positive to begin with and the Buddies progressed from their League Cup first-round group before beating Dundee on the opening game of the league season.
Since then however, league defeats to Rangers, Livingston and Hearts followed and they were eliminated form the Betfred League Cup by Aberdeen.
Former Hibs’ player Brian Rice will take the first team for training in the interim.
A statement on the club website reads: “St Mirren Football Club can confirm that it has tonight parted company with manager Alan Stubbs with immediate effect.
“Careful consideration was given to this decision and the search for a new manager will begin immediately.
“The club would like to thank Alan for his work during his time in charge at The Simple Digital Arena and wish him the best for the future.
“The club will keep supporters informed as new arrangements are put in place and thank them for their patience and ongoing support.”
The club hope to have a new manager in charge for their next match, at home to Celtic on 14 September, and a board meeting will be held later this week.
Former Celtic player and TV pundit Chris Sutton described the sacking as ‘shameful,’ whilst former Hibs’ striker Tam McManus called it ’embarrassing.’