Everton have confirmed the sacking of Roberto Martinez as the club's manager with one match of the season left to play.
The Premier League club announced Martinez's departure on Thursday afternoon after speculation all day that he had been fired following a poor run of results.
The club said in a statement on their official website: "Everton Football Club regrets to announce that Roberto Martinez has left his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect.
"The Chairman and the Board of Directors would like to place on record their thanks for the dedication and commitment Roberto has shown during his three seasons with the Club.
"Roberto has been a great ambassador for the Club, conducting himself, at all times, with the utmost integrity and dignity.
"He secured the Club its highest ever Premier League points total, a place in the last 16 of the Europa League and appearances in both domestic cup semi-finals.
"He has also played a key role in the development of several young players, managing their progression to the Everton First Team and International honours."