Stade Francais have sacked head coach Ewen McKenzie and assistant Christophe Dominici after just five games of the new Top 14 season.
The dramatic move follows the Metropolitan club's disappointing start to the French championship where they have earned just seven points and one win from five rounds. Club President Max Guazzini has already replaced the duo have with Jacques Delmas, formerly of Biarritz, and Didier Faugeron taking on the roles..
Paris sit a lowly 13th in the league table with a 40-35 home lose to Mantauban on Wednesday and a defeat to Biarritz at the weekend is believed to have led to the management clear-out.
Australian McKenzie and former Stade playing great Dominici had only been in the coaching roles since the start of the 2008/9 season but failed to reach the semi-finals of the Top 14 or the Heineken Cup knock-out stages.