Galatasaray have fired coach Fatih Terim with immediate effect.
Turkish media had reported growing tensions between the 60-year-old and the club’s board.
With Terim’s refusal to sign a two-year contract extension coupled with a mediocre start to the season which includes a 6-1 mauling by Real Madrid in the Champions league last week, the board of directors voted him out.
Terim was appointed manager of the club in 2011 for a third time and he went on to win back-to-back league and cup titles.
He became the Galatasaray’s most successful manager in his first stint in charge beginning in 1996 when he led the club four straight league crowns.
Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is an early candidate to replace Terim – who last month also became interim coach of the Turkish national side for a third time.