Northamptonshire have parted company with head coach and first team manager David Capel, the county have confirmed.
The exit of the former England international ends his 33-year association with the county - he joined as a 16-year-old in 1979 and made his debut two years later.
Capel, who played in 15 Tests and 23 one-dayers, retired from playing in 1998, remaining with Northants in an academy role before replacing Kepler Wessels as first team chief in 2006.
He leaves the club towards the end of a disappointing Friends Life t20 campaign in which they have won only match, while Northants are currently lying fourth in Division Two of the LV= County Championship.
"Northants cricket chief executive David Smith wished on behalf of the board of directors and all at the club to sincerely thank David for his efforts over the past six years in his current role," a statement said on the county's official website.
Current second XI coach and academy director David Ripley will take over as interim first team coach, while development coach Phil Rowe has been put in charge of the second XI and academy teams on a temporary basis.