Gianfranco Zola has resigned as Birmingham City manager after just four months in charge of the Championship club.
The Italian made the decision to step aside in the wake of the Blues' 2-0 home loss to Burton Albion on Monday afternoon - their third defeat in four outings.
Zola controversially took over from popular boss Gary Rowett in December, taking over a side sitting outside the playoff zone on goal difference alone at the time.
A run of just two wins in 24 league outings has seen the West Midlands outfit plummet down the division, however, with their latest home loss at the hands of lowly Burton leaving them three points above the drop zone.
After making the announcement, Zola told the press: "I am sorry because obviously I came here with huge expectations, from the club and myself.
"Results unfortunately haven't been good and I take full responsibility for that. I am the first one to be disappointed with the results.
"It's not that I like quitting but I feel like this club deserves the best chance. If I feel like I cannot help these players why stay - it's better that I leave and let somebody else do that."