Jim McGuinness has been sacked as manager of Charlotte Independence.

McGuinness endured a dreadful start to his first senior management role with just one win in 14 matches in the USL Eastern Conference.

Charlotte had a 0-0 draw versus the Swope Park Rangers in his final game at the weekend. 

They had not won a league match since mid-April. 

"Jim McGuinness has improved our club in many ways, including bringing talent to our roster and instituting new training methodologies - both of which we hope to continue moving forward," said Jim McPhilliamy, Independence President and Managing Partner.

"As a club, our performance is measured on the pitch and collectively, we’ve fallen short. On behalf of ownership, front office and team, the Charlotte Independence organisation thanks Coach McGuinness for his service to the club."

Nothing coming easy in Jim's Independence mission