Mark Kerr has left Ayr United after 17 months in charge of the Scottish Championship side.

One win in 10 league games spelled the end for Kerr and his assistant, Mick McArdle.

The pair leave Ayrshire with The Honest Men languishing in ninth-place in the Scottish Championship table.

The club is now on the lookout for an appointment to stave off any relegation concerns.

Former Kilmarnock Scottish Cup winner, Jim McIntyre is understood to be one man that the club is interested in replacing Kerr.

Ayr Advertiser: Mark Kerr in action against former club, Dundee UnitedMark Kerr in action against former club, Dundee United

Whilst the club has a shortlist of potential candidates, they are also on the looking for requests from potential suitors, who can send their application to the club via by no later than 5pm on Monday, March 8 2021.

Head of youth coach, Davie White and Derek Stillie will take interim charge of the club.

A statement from Ayr United chairman, David Smith said: "I’ve spoken with Mark Kerr and Mick McArdle today following a board meeting this morning (February 28) and would confirm they have left the club by mutual agreement.

"I’d like to put on record, our thanks for all their hard work over the last two seasons and I personally wish them both well in whatever they do next.

"This is firmly not how I pictured my first six weeks in the role, but I’m very grateful to Alan Murray and Willie Houston, who have over 25 years board experience at Ayr United and collectively, we’re confident we will get the next steps right for our club".