Dunfermline have confirmed that they have sacked manager Jim McIntyre.
The Pars have not won at home all season and have only recorded two victories since August to leave them four points adrift of Hibernian.
"It is with great regret that the board of directors at Dunfermline Athletic Football Club have agreed to terminate the contract of Jim McIntyre with immediate effect," a club statement read. "All at DAFC wish Jim the very best in the future and would like to thank him for his past contributions, both as a player and a manager."
McIntyre took over as manager in December 2007, initially on an interim basis, and led the Pars to the Irn-Bru First Division title last season despite ongoing cutbacks.
Chairman John Yorkston admitted the decision was made reluctantly.
"He was a lovely guy and I am really sorry that we had to do it," Yorkston told the club's official website.
"The board have decided that it is in the best interests of the club.
"It was really because of our league position and the home record."