Steve Kean has been forced to resign from Championship side Blackburn Rovers.
Kean has left with immediate effect, saying his position had become "untenable", leaving assistant boss Eric Black to take charge of the team according to BBC Sport.
Following a 2-1 defeat to Middlesborough, Blackburn owners held talks with Kean last week which he deemed "positive and constructive” and Rovers MD Derek Shaw insisted he knew "nothing" about Kean's departure immediately after the release of his statement.
The statement, which was issued through Kean's lawyers on Friday, said:
"For reasons that I cannot discuss on legal advice, it is with deep regret, given my hard work and service for the club for a number of years, that I have been forced to resign as manager of Blackburn Rovers Football Club with immediate effect, due to my position as team manager becoming untenable.
"I wish to thank all the players and coaching staff for their great support and the majority of the fans, who now see their club heading towards an automatic promotion position back to the Premiership. I wish the club all the very best for the future."