Chelsea have announced that Graham Potter has been sacked by the club following a poor run of results.
Potter, who was appointed in September on a five-year contract by Chelsea, made their internal decision to dismiss the 47-year-old between Saturday night and Sunday morning, hours after their 2-0 defeat to Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge, leaving the Blues in the bottom half of the Premier League.
Chelsea have already began their search for their next head coach with Julian Nagelsmann seen as the main candidate, who was recently sacked by Bayern Munich.
The German coach is currently on holiday and would ideally like to re-start with a new team for next season, not now.
However, Chelsea rate Nagelsmann very highly and could push to get it done soon, although according to colleague Florian Plettenberg from Sky Germany, there have been no contacts so far between Chelsea and Bayern, who will have to negotiate with the Bundesliga side to terminate his contract.
The deal may be helped by the strong relationship between the coach and Chelsea's technical director Christopher Vivell, in which they previously worked together at RB Leipzig.
Incase an agreement is not reached for this season, Chelsea could try to get Nagelsmann's approval for him to become the coach for next season.
For the time being, the club have confirmed that Bruno Saltor has been appointed as interim coach and will take charge of the team until further notice.