Leicester City and Manager Paulo Sousa have parted company after a disappointing start to the season.

The former Queens Park Rangers and Swansea boss only took over at the Walkers Stadium in the summer, following Nigel Pearson's move to Hull City.

The Foxes have won just once in the npower Championship this season and currently sit bottom of the table with just five points from their nine matches.

Earlier this week Sousa received the backing of Chairman Milan Mandaric but a statement on the Club's website www.lcfc.com said: "The decision has been taken as a result of the club's poor run of results this season.

"The club would like to state that Paulo Sousa is a first-class individual, but that this decision has been taken in the best interests of the club and our ambitions to move up the npower Championship.

"The search for a new Manager begins immediately and the Club anticipates a quick appointment.

"Current Goalkeeper Coach, Mike Stowell and Coach Chris Powell, will take temporary dual charge of the first-team for Saturday's match against Scunthorpe United at the Walkers Stadium."

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