Swindon Town manager Kevin MacDonald has left the club by mutual consent after just 14 games in charge.
The Scot missed last night's 2-0 friendly defeat at non-league Forest Green Rovers, with a club spokesman insisting he was missing for personal reasons.
Reports claimed the 52-year-old was considering his position, and the club has now confirmed his departure following talks with chairman Jed McCrory.
Assistant Manager, Mark Cooper, will take charge until a replacement is found.
Former Aston Villa coach MacDonald was the surprise choice to replace Paolo Di Canio in the hotseat after the Italian's resignation in February.
He kept Swindon in the League One play-off places, but the Robins were beaten by Brentford in the semi-finals.
MacDonald was rumoured to be unhappy about having little say in the club's transfer policy. Several players have arrived from Tottenham Hotspur, while defender Aden Flint was sold to West Country rivals Bristol City. Fellow defender Paul Caddis is the latest name to be linked with a move away from the County Ground.
MacDonald's record as Swindon Town manager:
- Won 4
- Drew 5
- Lost 5