Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard has, on Thursday, seen his stint on the bench at Villa Park brought to a definitive end.
Gerrard, of course, guided his side back into action a short time ago.
Sitting locked on points with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the bottom-three, the Claret and Blue made the trip to Craven Cottage, for a Premier League meeting with promoted Fulham.
And, when all was said and done in England’s capital, Villa’s woes only went from bad, to worse.
This came as another underwhelming showing across the 90 minutes culminated in the evening’s visitors being put to the sword by three goals to nil.
With the club now in the thick of a legitimate battle against the drop, calls, post-match, unsurprisingly began to mount across the Villans’ fanbase for Steven Gerrard to be moved on with immediate effect.
And now, as alluded to above, as much has been confirmed.
In a statement across the club’s social media platforms a short time ago, the powers that be at Villa Park announced that:
‘Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that Head Coach Steven Gerrard has left the club with immediate effect.
‘A club spokesman said: “We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future.”