Burton Albion and first-team manager Jimmy Floyd-Hasslebaink have ‘mutually’ agreed to part ways.
The Chelsea legend tendered his resignation on Monday morning and the Brewers board accepted, ending his second reign at the Pirelli Stadium.
A heavy 4-0 defeat to Bristol Rovers in the second game of the season played a contributing factor to the parting of ways with the 50-year-old.
Burton are bottom in the League One standings with just a point to their name, which came against Accrington Stanley in a 4-4 draw in which they squandered a three goal lead.
His last act was overseeing a 2-1 defeat to Oxford United in which Victor Adeboyejo - a former Gas loanee - scored the final goal of Hasslebaink’s tenure.
Explaining his reasoning behind his departure, Hasslebaink said to Burton’s official club website: “I have taken the club as far as I can with the limited resources available and it is time for someone else to come in and inject some new energy.
“I would like to thank the fans, and everyone associated with the club, including the Chairman, and to wish them all the best in the future.”
Hasslebaink appeared as a pundit for Sky Sports in their coverage of Manchester United’s 3-1 win over Arsenal in the Premier League on Super Sunday.
Chairman Ben Robinson added: “I have enjoyed working with Jimmy who is an inspirational coach and I understand and respect his decision to move on.
“I want to thank him for the success he brought to the club both on and off the field and I wish him well with his future career.”
For the time being, Dino Maamria will be in charge for the Fleetwood Town match before they find a successor.