Perth Glory has decided to sack their longest-serving manager Kenny Lowe after missing the finals for the third time during his four-and-half season tenure.
Chief executive Peter Filopoulous informed Lowe of the decision on Wednesday and will speak publicly about the decision during a press conference on Friday.
The Glory chances of qualifying for the finals ended last weekend after the 3-2 home loss to Brisbane Roar.
Following the defeat, Perth senior management conducted a review of the team's season, coming to the conclusion its future would be without Lowe at the helm.
The 56-year-old will still be employed at the Glory, heading up the club's youth academy.
Lowe was appointed Glory assistant coach in 2007 before being given the reins as a caretaker manager following Alistair Edwards' dismissal in December 2013.
Despite only winning four of 17 games in charge as a caretaker, Perth decided to give Lowe the full-time job for the start of the 2014-15 campaign.
Glory reached the FFA Cup final twice under Lowe in 2014 and 2015 but failed at the final hurdle.
He did steer the club to two finals campaigns but were eliminated by Melbourne City at the knockout stage in 2016 before being bundled out by eventual champions Sydney FC in a semi-final last season.
It's understood club owner Tony Sage is keen to pursue the appointment of former Western Sydney Wanderers coach Tony Popovic as Lowe's replacement.