Margate have parted company with manager Steve Brown following a ten-game winless run in the Bostik League.
The Gate have slipped to 18th in the division, five points above the drop zone.
Mike Sandmann, who have joint-manager with Brown, has been placed in charge although discussions are ongoing with him regarding the new management set up.
In a statement, the club said: “After Saturday’s game a conversation took place between the board and the management team and Steve decided it was in the best interests for both parties that we parted company.”
Brown added: “I’m positive with time and patience you will all see success on and off the pitch and Hartsdown will develop into a superb non-league ground.
“I’d like to thank everyone at Margate FC and wish everyone at the club the best of luck for the rest of this season and wish you all well for the future.”
Director Chris Chambers said: “We would like to place on record our sincerest thanks to Steve for his significant, valuable contribution and dedicated efforts during his time at Margate FC.”
Margate travel to Tonbridge on Saturday looking to avenge the early season loss to the Angels at Hartsdown Park.