I-league side Mumbai FC have sacked coach Santosh Kashyap mid-way through the footballing season, reported Times of India. After 12 losses in the I-leagues games including the latest 5-0 thrashing by DSK Shivajians, Kashyap was living on borrowed time. Mumbai currently lie at the bottom of the table facing relegation if their tormenting season continues.

Though the management is yet to issue an official statement, sources have told TOI that the former India player was told to leave on Thursday.

Kashyap was signed at the start of the season after Khalid Jamil was sacked. However, Jamil is now coach of minnows Aizawl FC who sit atop the league standings.

Kashyap promised a top-three finish for the team when he came on board. But after winning the first two games, Mumbai went into a slump and have never really recovered. Mumbai will need to win their remaining four matches and hope that other results go in their favour if they are to escape relegation.

While Kashyap’s successor hasn’t been named, TOI has learnt that David Booth, Oscar Bruzon, Karim Bencherifa and Stuart Watkins are probables for the post.