MOTHERWELL have this morning sacked Mark McGhee as their manager.
Following on from recent defeats to Aberdeen, Celtic and Dundee the Fir Park side have acted to ‘put McGhee out of his misery’ with today’s announcement.
This brings to an end and increasingly unhappy second spell as Motherwell boss for the 59-year-old Scotland assistant manager.
Motherwell have won just two of their past 13 league games and lost 5-1 at home to Dundee on Saturday, coming shortly after that night at Pittodrie when his side lost 7-2 and McGhee lost the plot at the touchline, when sent to the stand and later at the after-match press conference.
Coach Stephen Robinson will take temporary charge, with help from assistant James McFadden and Under 20s boss Stephen Craigan.
A club statement said: “The club wishes to thank Mark for his work during his second spell at Fir Park, particularly getting the club into the top six during the 2015/16 season and wish him every success in the future.”
McGhee leaves Motherwell in tenth place in the league, just above the dreaded play-off spot.