Bolton have sacked manager Owen Coyle after just 10 games of the Championship season.
Coyle leaves the Reebok Stadium after nearly three years in charge following a day of talks with owner Eddie Davies and chairman Phil Gartside.
In a statement on the club website, Gartside said: 'Owen poured his heart and soul into the job, both on and off the pitch, and he led our club with great dignity during some very challenging times.
The statement continued: 'In the interim period, academy manager Jimmy Phillips and head of academy coaching and development Sammy Lee will take temporary charge of the first team squad.'
Former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy heads the shortlist of potential replacements with Leeds manager Neil Warnock and Karl Robinson at MK Dons also in the frame.