Chelsea have sacked manager Roberto Di Matteo just hours after the club were defeated 3-0 by Juventus in Turin.
The move comes six months after the Italian boss led the London club to their first Champions League title, however their loss in Italy has left them on the brink of elimination from Europe’s biggest club competition.
Di Matteo was the eighth manager to have worked under owner Roman Abramovich since the Russian billionaire bought the Premier League club in 2003.
The former player turned manager took over as caretaker boss last season when Andre Villas-Boas was let go. In June he was given the role on a permanent basis after leading the team to FA Cup and Champions League wins.
Chelsea said they would make an announcement regarding a new first team manager as soon as possible.