Southend United have parted company with manager Chris Powell. It follows Saturday's 2-0 defeat away to Peterborough.
The Shrimpers had picked up just 4 points from their last 33 and now face a battle to stay in League One.
Powell, who took over from Phil Brown in January last year, was in charge of the Blues for 66 games. He had a win percentage of 36%.
Academy boss Ricky Duncan will take charge for Southend's game against Shrewsbury.