Liverpool has announced the sacking of manager Brendan Rodgers following a poor start to the 2015/16 season.
The confirmation of the 42-year-old’s sack came after he led the Reds to a 1-1 draw against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
A joint statement released by Fenway Sports Group principal owner John W Henry, chairman Tom Werner and president Mike Gordon said: “All of us have experienced some wonderful moments with Brendan as manager and we are confident he will enjoy a long career in the game.
“Although this has been a difficult decision, we believe it provides us with the best opportunity for success on the pitch. Ambition and winning are at the heart of what we want to bring to Liverpool and we believe this change gives us the best opportunity to deliver it.
“The search for a new manager is underway and we hope to make an appointment in a decisive and timely manner.”
Rodgers joined Liverpool in 2012 after he excelled as manager of Swansea City. He took the club to the UEFA Champions League in his second season at the club, but dropped to the Europa Cup thereafter.
It is rumoured that former Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp will take over at Anfield on a three year deal.