Bruce Rioch has been fired as manager of Aalborg despite guiding the Danish side into the Champions League for the first time in their history.
The former Arsenal and Bolton manager helped Aalborg claim the domestic title last season, but they are struggling badly this term and are second from bottom with just two wins from 10 games.
They have just picked up just one point from their three matches in the Champions League having drawn with Celtic and then losing to Manchester United and Villarreal in Group E.
Rioch had already been told that his contract would not be renewed when it expired at the end of the year.
But a 2-1 home defeat to FC Nordsjaelland last weekend proved the final straw for AaB.
“Qualification for the Champions League was a success, but we have to say that our results in SAS Ligaen have not been satisfactory,” director of sport, Lynge Jakobsen, told the club’s official website.
“We have decided to stop now because we are no longer in agreement with Bruce Rioch about what is the best way to get satisfactory results in the coming weeks.”
Assistant coach Allan Kuhn will take charge of the team for the rest of the season.