ADO Den Haag have sacked coach Maurice Steijn with the club bottom of the Dutch Eredivisie.
A 3-0 defeat to Heracles Almelo on Tuesday night, ADO's fifth loss in their last six outings, was the final straw.
"ADO Den Haag has taken action to immediately relieve head coach Maurice Steijn," the club said in a statement. The continuing poor results made the departure inevitable. ADO Den Haag deeply regrets having to part with a real club man."
Steijn spent several years at ADO as a youth coach and assistant before stepping up to the head coach's office, and last season guided the club to ninth place.