Vinny Perth has left his role as Dundalk head coach it has now been confirmed.
It follows the Lilywhites' 3-0 defeat to Celje in the first qualifying round of the UEFA Champions League.
Dundalk have won just once since football's restart, that being a 1-0 FAI Cup first round win over Waterford.
They sit third in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division table after eight games, and already 8-points adrift of leaders Shamrock Rovers.
The club confirmed Perth's departure in a statement released on Thursday evening.
The board of Dundalk FC can confirm that manager Vinny Perth has left the club with immediate effect. We would like to thank Vinny for the hard work he has put in over the past seven-and-a-half years at Oriel Park and we wish him well for the future.https://t.co/6F43keW5Mn pic.twitter.com/pF88G0JASf
— Dundalk FC (@DundalkFC) August 20, 2020
Perth was appointed as Dundalk head coach on New Year's Day 2019, following the departure of new Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny, signing a two-year deal.
He led the County Louth side to the Premier Division title in his first full season in charge.
Perth cut a resigned figure when speaking with the media after that defeat to the Slovenian champions on Wednesday night.
"That result is at my door, and not the players," the 44-year old said, "A very difficult position with them tonight, but they were brilliant - full credit goes to them."
Foreshadowing Thursday night's decision, he added, "There's not a lot broken in this team, it doesn't need a lot to fix it.
"The club and the town need to stick with that group of players. And yes, it needs a little bit of fixing, but not a lot.
"I really feel that the town's in a really strong position."