|Pictured: Morgan with coach Colin Staples.
TOMI Morgan, one of the longest-serving managers in the Welsh Premier, has been sacked by Carmarthen Town.
Former Barry Town player, Andrew York has been appointed caretaker manager.
Despite an influx of high-profile summer signings, the Richmond Park outfit have made a disappointing start to the season, with only four points from their first six league matches, culminating in a 5-1 defeat at Aberystwyth Town on Friday night.
Carmarthen chairman Jeff Thomas said, "On a club and personal level this has been an extremely sad and painful decision to make.
"Tomi has been with us for nearly five seasons and has led us into the Intertoto Cup, Welsh Cup final and FAW Premier Cup on two occasions.
"And, in 2000-01, under his leadership we finished third in the league - our highest ever placing.
"Sadly, there has been a pattern of poor results over the last year which has continued this season, despite a number of quality summer signings.
"Those players joined the club because Tomi is held in such high regard and I am sympathetic that we have been plagued by a series of injuries which has affected our situation.
"But the club feels that it is time for a change of manager. Whether it is the right decision I'm not convinced - only time will tell - as Tomi has a strong lobby of support at the club.
"I'm sure he will bounce back and that we will, in the near future, welcome him back to Richmond Park in charge of a visiting team."
Thomas said the club had no immediate plans to make a swift appointment and will shortly announce a caretaker manager from within the club.
An accomplished striker with his home town side Aberystwyth, and a Welsh semi-professional International, Morgan was a Welsh Cup winner with Llansantffraid.
He scored 27 goals in season 1995/6 in all games, making 49 appeaances, plus two as sub, out of a possible 52.
Tomi later turned to management with Rhayader before joining Carmarthen Town.
He has also distinguished himself as manager of the Welsh semi-professional side which won the Home Nations tournament in 2002.
Morgan said, "I don't want to comment other than to say that I am disappointed, but that's football."