STUART MCCALL has been sacked by Scunthorpe with the club sitting perilously above the League One relegation zone.
McCall’s spell ended following yesterday's 3-1 defeat against Rochdale – but the news of his sacking has come as a shock as he was keen to fight on.
PA:Empics Sport1 Former Bradford boss Stuart McCall has been sacked by Scunthorpe
The former Scotland international, 54, was voted Manager of the Month in January, but the side has slipped to a spot just above the bottom four.
McCall’s side was without a handful of players, including some on duty with their countries, but the board decided to act quickly.
Andy Dawson will be put in temporary charge for the rest of the season as The Iron try to beat the drop.
Scunthorpe currently sit in 18th spot – just two points above the bottom four.
McCall took charge of the club in August following the dismissal of Nick Daws just four matches into the season.
The ex-Everton ace lost 19 out of his 39 games in charge – winning on just 12 occasions.
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Scunthorpe face fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon in their next outing – with the Dons currently in 23rd place.
While League Two side Yeovil have also axed their boss after parting ways with Darren Way.
The Glovers – sitting in 22nd spot – have lost 10 out of their last 12 matches, with supporters demanding the sacking of the former fan favourite at Huish Park.