Tommy Craig sacked as St Mirren manager after 19 games in charge
Craig's reign as boss ends with the Buddies joint-bottom of the Premiership table.
Tommy Craig's reign as St Mirren manager is over after 19 matches, with the 64-year-old sacked following the 1-0 loss to St Johnstone.
The club's players were informed of the decision on Tuesday with Craig having returned from a trip to London over the weekend.
Gary Teale and Jim Goodwin took charge of training on Tuesday morning.
With the club sitting 11th in the Scottish Premiership table and out of both cup competitions, St Mirren's supporters had lost faith with the former Newcastle United man.
Craig's record as boss in Paisley reads played 19, won three, drew three and lost thirteen.
Having served as Danny Lennon's assistant since 2011, Craig was handed a two-year contract on May 13 this year.
Jim Goodwin and Gary Teale were promoted to player/coaching roles with the new man in charge promising to produce a team that fans would enjoy watching.
But St Mirren struggled to secure results early in the campaign, losing 1-0 to Motherwell at Fir Park on the opening day of the season.
While a first win was achieved on August 26, it took until September 13 for Saints to score their first league goal of the season, in a 2-1 loss to Kilmarnock.
Kenny McLean's injury-time penalty saw St Mirren gain their first Premiership triumph of the term as Partick Thistle were beaten at Firhill but results at home continued to be poor with no wins and a single draw to show for their efforts on league business.
Without club captain Steven Thompson through injury, Saints struggled badly for goals with three successive defeats coming to Dundee United, Partick Thistle and Hamilton.
Michael O'Halloran scores for St Johnstone in the final game of Tommy Craig's reign
Angry fans voiced their frustration at the club's AGM in late November with Craig vowing to fight on.
But the axe fell after another league defeat, St Mirren's eleventh loss in fifteen Premiership matches.
Former Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle United midfielder Craig went into coaching in 1985 and was number two at Hibernian and Celtic before managing Scotland Under-21s from 1993 to 1998.
Craig worked as a first team coach at Newcastle United and then served as assistant to John Collins at both Hibernian at Charleroi.
Prior to St Mirren, his only previous spell as a first team permanent manager was Charleroi when he succeeded Collins in 2009 but he left the Belgian club after only 19 matches in charge.