Birmingham, England (SportsNetwork.com) - Aston Villa have announced on Wednesday the club has sacked manager Paul Lambert.

The Villans suffered a disappointing 2-0 loss to Hull City on Tuesday, the club's 10th straight contest without a win, and find themselves in the thick of the relegation battle in 18th place with just 22 points from 25 matches.

"Aston Villa Football Club has parted company this evening with manager Paul Lambert," the club confirmed in a statement.

Lambert's men have struggled to find the back of the net at an alarming rate as the club has scored just 12 goals, the fewest in Premier League history through 25 games. In their last 10 league matches, Villa has managed to score just two goals.

Lambert, 45, was appointed as manager in 2012 and signed a contract extension in September to remain in charge through 2018.

First-team coach Scott Marshall and goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall have taken temporary charge.