Jim McIntyre and assistant Jimmy Boyle have today been sacked by Dundee Football Club after failing to keep the club in the Premiership.
In a statement released by the club this afternoon, it read:
Dundee Football Club can confirm that Jim McIntyre and Jimmy Boyle have left the club with immediate effect.
Jim came to the club in October last year and shortly after Jimmy was appointed as his assistant manager.
The management team oversaw 31 matches in charge, with 3 victories, 7 draws and 20 defeats.
Relegation from the Ladbrokes Premiership was confirmed last weekend with a loss to Hamilton Accies at the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park.
We would like thank Jim and Jimmy for their efforts while in charge and wish them all the best for the future.
McIntyre leaves Dundee with just a 12.9% win record, the worst in our history.
Despite major player movement in the January transfer window, he was unable to turn around the fortunes of the club which resulted in our relegation to the Championship and he has now paid the price for failing to do so.
The ex Ross County manager was never a popular choice to take over the reigns from Neil McCann but those with the final say within Den Park told us that the stats showed he was the right man for the job. However, those stats would ultimately prove to be corrupt.
With many fans declaring an unwillingness to purchase a season ticket if he remained in charge and constant displeasure that he had not yet been relieved of his duties before his record ten-match defeat streak, this should be seen now as some what of a clean slate on the on-field side as the club prepare to adjust to life in the Championship.
Our owners will now start the search for the 37th manager of Dundee who will no doubt be tasked with bouncing straight back up to the top-flight.