Declan Devine has left his position as manager with SSE Airtricity Premier Division bottom side Derry City.
Derry have taken just two points from their opening six games of the season and sit bottom of the table.
A statement from club chairman Philip O'Doherty said the club and manager had "parted company by mutual consent."
O'Doherty added: "The board wish to thank Declan for his service to the club and wish him well for the future."
This was the 47-year-old former goalkeeper's second spell in charge of the Candystripes. He succeeded Stephen Kenny in 2012 and was in charge until 2014.
Devine returned in 2019 and led the team to a fourth-placed league finish, European qualification and the EA Sports Cup final that year but they finished the truncated 2020 campaign in seventh place.
City play Sligo Rovers this Saturday in the SSE Airtricty Premier Division.