Sheffield United have confirmed the departure of manager Chris Wilder by mutual consent.
Speculation had mounted over Wilder’s future on Friday, when the Premier League club’s media duties were cancelled.
Wilder, who enjoyed great success after taking charge of his boyhood club in 2016 and guiding them from League One to the top flight, leaves with the Blades bottom of the Premier League.
Reports elsewhere on Saturday evening suggest former Bournemouth manager Jason Tindall could move to Bramall Lane to assist Paul Heckingbottom until the end of the season.
Tensions between Wilder and club owner Abdullah Bin Musa’ad Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud have heightened recently.
Only last week, Wilder stated he did not know if he would still be in charge next season, despite confirming he wanted to remain at Bramall Lane if the board and owners “stick to the plan”.
Saturday’s statement said the mutual decision had been made “following discussions”.