Alfred Schreuder has been sacked from his role as Ajax manager after a woeful 1-1 draw with Volendam extended his side's poor run of form.
The Dutch giants have won only two games since November 1, and a late equaliser from Ghana star Mohammed Kudus was the only thing to prevent even further embarrassment.
The Dutch champions drew at home to an ailing Volendam side and it proved to be the final straw for Schreuder, who has struggled since taking over from Erik ten Hag this season, and faced a reported dressing room revolt from his players.
Thursday's draw was Schreuder's sixth in the last nine games at the helm, and pressure had begun to mount on his shoulders with the fanbase growing increasingly impatient.
Immediately following the poor result in midweek, the club released a statement, which read: 'Ajax has immediately suspended Alfred Schreuder. The trainer's contract was valid until June 30, 2024, but will now be terminated immediately.
'The many points lost and the team's lack of development are the main reasons for this decision. The club management no longer has confidence in further cooperation.
'The collaboration with assistant coach Matthias Kaltenbach will also be terminated.'