Stenhousemuir are on the lookout for a new management team after Martyn Corrigan was relieved of his duties this morning.
The Falkirk Herald understands assistant manager Kevin McGoldrick was offered temporary control of the team, but has followed Corrigan out of Ochilview.
The management duo will say goodbye to the players at training tonight after the shock announcement, which is said to have even caught the manager out in its timing.
The Warriors have fallen to seventh in the SPFL League One following four straight league defeats.
In a club statement the Warriors board of directors said: “It is with great regret that Stenhousemuir Football Club must announce that the Club and the Manager, Martyn Corrigan, have agreed to part company.
“We would like to express our thanks and gratitude to Martyn for all his efforts over the last two seasons, especially last season when he stepped into the job at very short notice but managed to guide the Club to within reach of the play-offs.
“We all sincerely wish him the very best for the future.
“A further announcement will be made in due course regarding appointing a successor to Martyn.”
The Warriors are likely to open applications for the post, but must make immediate contingencies ahead of Saturday’s match with Ayr.
Corrigan took over from Davie Irons just hours before the kick-off of season 2012-13, but couldn’t lead the club into the play-offs but did preside over a momentous League Cup victory at Kilmarnock when the Warriors knocked out the holders at Rugby Park and a run to the semi-finals of this season’s Ramsdens Cup. The club are also a game away from the quarter finals of this season’s Scottish Cup.
As a player, Corrigan had spells at Motherwell, Falkirk, Killie and Partick Thistle before signing for Davie Irons at Ochilview and assuming charge, assisted by Kevin McGoldrick.