GLASGOW, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Manager Gordon Chisholm was sacked by Scottish Premier League club Dundee United on Tuesday after less than a year in the job.
United, Scottish FA Cup runners-up last season, crashed out of the tournament on Saturday 3-2 at home to Aberdeen after being 2-0 up.
The club are fourth bottom of the league with just 21 points from 21 games and have lost four of their last five matches.
'It is with considerable regret - and I do not use this term lightly - that I have to announce the departure of Gordon Chisholm,' chairman Eddie Thompson told the club's website.
'It is hugely disappointing that it has come to this, but it clear that performance standards and results are not as expected.'
Player-coach Billy Dodds, the former Rangers and Scotland striker, will take charge of the first team on a caretaker basis.