Former Portsmouth coach Alain Perrin has spoken of his regret at his "adventure" as the Fratton Park club's boss coming to a premature end.
Perrin was axed after eight months in charge at Portsmouth
Just two wins so far this season left Pompey 17th in the Premiership and cost Perrin his job after eight months.
"I'm disappointed the adventure with Pompey has ended so quickly," said the former Marseille coach.
"I am sorry for our fans that good performances at home did not reward us with the results we deserved."
Although Perrin only managed four wins in 20 Premiership games, he said the team's plight was "difficult but not catastrophic".
"Results at the beginning of the season were affected by the late arrival of some key players, and illness and injury to other important players," he said.
"I would like to thank the players for their support and I believe that with reinforcements in attacking positions in January, the club can stay up. Finally I would like to wish the chairman and the entire squad the very best of luck."