Swansea have announced they have parted company with manager Garry Monk, with former boss Brendan Rodgers and ex-Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes the favourites to succeed him.
Club chairman Huw Jenkins said the decision had been made "very reluctantly and with a heavy heart".
Monk's departure, though, is no surprise, given Swansea's miserable Premier League form. What turned out to be his last game in charge was a 3-0 home defeat against Leicester five days ago. Monk guided the Swans to an eighth-place finish in the top-flight last season, but their form has nose-dived during this campaign.
Rodgers, who guided the Welsh club into the Premier League, is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Monk.
Jenkins added: "It goes without saying that we wish Garry all the very best for the future and thank him for his tremendous service, not only as a player over the last decade, but also as our manager. He will always have a warm welcome at this football club."