Crystal Palace's sporting director Iain Moody has resigned from his position.
Moody has allegedly been caught up in a racist, sexist and homophobic scandal with Malky Mackay, who looked set to become the club's new manager on Wednesday.
A former press officer, and player liaison officer for Watford Football Club, Moody was brought to Palace last November to assist in transfer dealings.
He had been sacked by Cardiff City the previous month.
Mackay continued as Bluebirds boss for another month before he then departed the Welsh club.
Both men have known each other for years and have been described as "best friends".
Now Moody is out of work as Palace step up their manager search.
Caretaker boss Keith Millen and first team coach Ben Garner will take charge of Saturday's game against West Ham at Selhurst Park.