Financially stricken Super League side Bradford Bulls announced on Monday that Australian coach Mick Potter was one of 16 staff who had been made redundant.
Last week administrator Brendan Guilfoyle warned Bradford had just "10 days" to save themselves from extinction.
Potter's dismissal came just three days after he guided Bradford to a 30-22 win away to Wigan, the Super League leaders.
Bradford chief executive Ryan Duckett was also among those sacked Monday.
"This is an attempt to reduce our cash requirements," Guilfoyle said.
Guilfoyle stressed the club still intend to fulfil Sunday's Super League home game against London Broncos and he was due to meet the Rugby Football League later Monday to seek assistance.
Four-time Super League champions Bradford, whose roots go back more than a hundred years, have failed in their bid to secure the STG1.2 million ($A1.85 million) they needed to see out the end of the season.
Bradford's directors filed a notice of intention to enter administration on June 13 in order to buy them more time to find investment, with UK tax authorities threatening to wind up the club over unpaid bills.