Avram Grant has left Portsmouth after tendering his resignation at the south coast club.
The Israeli coach has revealed his decision to walk away from troubled Fratton Park outfit following a season of mixed emotions.
Pompey became the first club in the Premier League era to enter administration back in March and were relegated from the top-flight following a nine-point penalty.
However, against the odds they reached last weekend's FA Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to Chelsea.
Grant, who managed Chelsea before taking the reins at Pompey in October, has been strongly linked with the managerial vacancy at West Ham United,
"This was one of the most difficult decisions I've had to take in my football career," he said in an open letter to fans on the club's official website.
"After a lot of soul searching and under the circumstances I'm taking a different direction."