Perth Glory sack head coach Kenny Lowe

Perth Glory sacked Kenny Lowe as head coach on Friday, the club announced on their official website.

The longest-serving A-league coach has been fired after Perth Glory missed the playoffs and finished in eighth place in the 10-team competition.

Lowe, who had one more year to run on his contract, failed to complete his mission as Perth Glory crashed out the finals race with a 3-2 loss to Brisbane.

However, the 56-year-old will remain at the club as the technical director of their academy.

Lowe was appointed as Perth Glory interim coach in 2013, taking the post of then-coach Alistair Edwards.

The Englishman guided the A-League side to the finals twice, while they reached the FFA Cup decider in 2014 and 2015.

According to various Australian reports, former Wanderers coach Tony Popovic might come as the replacement for Lowe.