Former Great Britain scrum-half Bobbie Goulding has parted company with National League One club Rochdale Hornets after two seasons as a coach.
Nominated for the coach-of-the-year award in each of his two seasons, Goulding is said to be frustrated by the Hornets' financial struggles.
The 33-year-old had been working without a contract in his first coaching role.
Assistant coach Shaun Gartland has been placed in temporary charge.
"We wish to put on record their appreciation of the work of Bobbie Goulding and the team over the last two seasons and we all wish him well for the future.
"Supporters can rest assured that the board of directors will do everything in their power to ensure we appoint a coach of equal calibre to maintain the forward momentum and ambitions of the club."
Goulding captained St Helens in their double-winning year of 1996 and played for seven other clubs in a colourful career as well as earning 17 Test caps.