Swansea City has sacked its Danish manager Michael Laudrup with the team two points above the Premier League relegation zone, the Welsh club said in a statement on Wednesday.
"It is a decision we have taken reluctantly," Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins said in a statement on Wednesday.
"But it's a decision made in the best interests of Swansea City Football Club and our supporters.
"It is the first time in nearly 10 years that the club has parted with a manager in this way, but we had to remove the constant uncertainty surrounding the club and Michael's long-term future with us."
Swansea's 2-0 defeat at West Ham United at the weekend was its sixth in eight league games, a run which has left the Welsh side battling to avoid the drop as it prepares to host fellow strugglers and local rivals Cardiff City.