Bristol City sack manager Derek McInnes
Bristol City tonight sacked manager Derek McInnes just hours after Leicester City won 4-0 at Ashton Gate.
The Scot was relieved of his duties after the Robins slipped back to the foot of the npower Championship table.
Assistant manager Tony Docherty has been asked to take training on Monday morning and, at this moment in time, there are no plans to appoint a caretaker boss.
City released the following statement this evening.
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It read: "Bristol City Football Club tonight announces the departure of manager Derek McInnes.
The Board of Directors met in the aftermath of tonight's 4-0 home defeat to Leicester City and have acted to relieve McInnes of his duties."
City's managing director for football, Jon Lansdown, said: "This is a decision we felt we had to make for the good of the football club.
"Derek has been a pleasure to work with; he's disappointed but he understands the decision.
"We want to give ourselves the best possible chance of getting out of the situation we are currently in and we've got 20 games to do that."
The club will make no further statement before Monday, when directors will outline their plans for the immediate future at a 10am press conference at Ashton Gate.