Brentford's next opponents Hull have parted company with head coach Leonid Slutsky six months after appointing him as the English Football League's first Russian boss.
First-team coach Tony Pennock to take charge of training until the new man arrives but the Hull Daily Mail are expecting a new man to be in charge for Saturday's fixture , with former Southampton boss Nigel Adkins the early favourite. It has been reported that Adkins was present for the Tigers' game with Millwall last month.
Slutsky, 46, who replaced Marco Silva at the KCOM Stadium in June, has won only four of his 19 Sky Bet Championship games in charge.
Saturday's draw at Sheffield Wednesday left the Tigers, relegated from the Premier League last season, 20th in the table, three points above the bottom three.
The club confirmed Slutsky's departure in a statement and also said head of club strategy Oleg Yarovinsky had left his role at the KCOM Stadium.
Tigers vice-chairman Ehab Allam said: "Leonid has worked tirelessly in his role and has acted with complete honour and been a pleasure to work with. Unfortunately results have not improved as both parties would have hoped and therefore it was agreed for the relationship to come to an end.
"I would like to thank Leonid and Oleg for their efforts here and sincerely wish them well for the future."
Slutsky said: "I would like to really thank everyone associated with Hull City from the players and staff to the owner and especially the fans.
"I am very proud to have been through this experience, it was challenging but a very exciting time for me.
"Hull City will always be a part of my heart and I wish the team all the very best for the future."
Former CSKA Moscow boss Slutsky, Russia's head coach at Euro 2016, was widely considered a wise choice when appointed by Hull's owners, Assem and Ehab Allam, following Silva's departure to Watford.