Steve Kean's turbulent time as Blackburn manager has come to an end.
He's resigned from his post saying in a statement that he had been "forced out" and that his position had become "untenable".
Kean has been the subject of regular protests by the Blackburn fans during his two year spell in charge, a period which has seen the club relegated from the Premier League.
But despite the pressure from supporters and poor results on the pitch, Kean retained the backing of the club's owners Venky's, surviving two reviews of his position by the board this year.
Kean said: "For reasons that I cannot discuss on legal advice, it is with deep regret, given my hard work and service for the club for a number of years, that I have been forced to resign as manager of Blackburn Rovers Football Club with immediate effect, due to my position as team manager becoming untenable.
"I wish to thank all the players and coaching staff for their great support and the majority of the fans, who now see their club heading towards an automatic promotion position back to the Premiership. I wish the club all the very best for the future."
He leaves Blackburn with the club third in the Championship table ahead of this weeknd's match at Charlton.