Rotherham United have parted company with boss Steve Evans
Evans had been the club's most successful manager since Ronnie Moore more than a decade ago, winning two successive promotions and keeping the club in the Championship last season.
He had just taken the Millers out of the drop zone this term after back to back victories over Cardiff City and Birmingham City.
Assistant manager Paul Raynor has also left.
First-team coach Eric Black will take temporary charge.
A club statement said: "Following a meeting between the chairman and manager this morning it was decided Rotherham United Football Club would part company with manager Steve Evans and his assistant, Paul Raynor.
"During the said meeting it became clear that both parties at the present time wished to head in a different direction. The meeting was at all times positive, constructive and straightforward. It was clear that the chairman and the management team only wanted what they felt was best for Rotherham United Football Club.
"The club would like to place on record our thanks to Steve and Paul for their huge contribution over the last three and a half years. It has been simply an incredible journey.
"Rotherham United Football Club will always welcome Steve and Paul whether as an opposition management team or as supporters of our fantastic football club."