After 7 straight losses, Dundee have relieved boss Paul Hartley of his services as the club sit second bottom of the Scottish Premiership.
“I’m disappointed not to have got the chance to see out the season because I firmly believe we would have retained our Premiership status,” Hartley said, speaking to BBC Sport Scotland.
The 40 year-old guided the side to the Scottish Championship title in 2014 after taking over in the February prior.
“I was confident we would have moved up the league table as there are some excellent players”, Hartley said in a statement.
“However, I respect the decision made by the Dundee FC board and would like to wish everyone success in the final five games of the campaign.”
Dundee managing director John Nelms said: “Unfortunately, the business we are in, sometimes change is necessary to achieve the goals we have set.”
“I want to thank Paul for his time with the club, “I think somebody in the near future is going to get a good, hard working manager.”
Fans have taken the decision hard-heartedly
Dundee are the fifth club to sack their manager out of the 12 that make up the Scottish Premier.
Will Dundee survive?
Who will replace him?
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