Polokwane City have sacked Zlatko Krmpotic following a run of five straight defeats.
Krmpotic took over from Jozef Vukusic, who is now with AmaZulu, during the off-season and led Rise and Shine to a respectable eighth place on the current standings.
Nevertheless, following their 5-3 defeat to Cape Town City on Wednesday the club has decided to part ways with the Serbian.
"It is with regret that we announce the departure of Zlatko Krmpotic as the head coach of Polokwane City Football Club," reads a club statement.
"Despite the best efforts of the club, the head coach and all parties involved with the club, recent results on the field of play, have, unfortunately, not gone in our favour.
"This has prompted the club and the head coach to reconsider the position of Zlatko as the head coach of the club.
"In the circumstances, pursuant to a meeting between the club chairman, Mr. Johnny Mogaladi and the head coach it was agreed, in the best interests of the club, that the club and head coach part ways in an amicable manner.
"Accordingly, the parties have signed a mutual termination of their contract of employment with immediate effect. As of this morning, Zlatko has been relieved of his duties and is no longer the head coach of Polokwane City FC."
Bernard Molekwa will take over on a caretaker basis until a new coach is appointed.