Dumbarton have parted company with manager Gerry McCabe after a poor start to the season with the club languishing near the bottom of Division Three.
McCabe was asked to vacate his position as Dumbarton manager
Jim Clark will assume the position of caretaker manager of the first team until a new manager is appointed.
Vice-chairman Colin Hosie told the club website: "The directors felt that the time for change had come and today (Sunday) Gerry was given the news.
"It was a difficult decision to make as we all know how hard Gerry worked."
"But we had to act in the best interests of the club.
It was a difficult decision to make as we all know how hard Gerry worked
VDumbarton vice-chairman Colin Hosie
"Our energies now will be fully focused on getting the right man for the job - meantime Jim Clark and Jim Gallager have agreed to look after first team matters.
"We now have a two-week break before our next game with Berwick Rangers and we invite applications for the position of manager at Dumbarton FC.
"We will not be speculating or commenting on any names until we find the right solution."