Kit Symons paid the price for one defeat too many - and became the latest managerial casualty in the Championship.
Symons was under the cosh after Whites owner Shahid Khan had implied recently in not so many words it was top six or else.
It became the latter for the former player and academy head, who follows Felix Magath, Rene Meulensteen and Martin Jol into the recent Fulham archives.
A statement from Khan said: "No one can ever doubt the effort and commitment that Kit put into Fulham, not only as First Team Manager, but also as a player here, and as a key figure in the success of our Academy."
“Kit came through for us last year at this time and helped stabilise our club on and off the pitch, and we’re very grateful for that and his many other contributions over the years.
“It is now time to take Fulham to the higher level of success that we expect from our First Team Manager and our players, and our supporters here in London and throughout the world deserve.”