Anzhi Makhachkala manager Yuri Krasnozhan has had his resignation accepted by the club despite not even taking charge of a single game.
Krasnozhan joined the big-spending club in December following the dismissal of Gadzhi Gadzhiyev in September having been fired himself in June by Lokomotiv Moscow.
With the winter break in the Russian Premier League running from December to March, Krasnozhan never had the opportunity to take Anzhi to the field.
However, with the team currently sat seventh in the league at the midway stage Krasnozhan made the decision to part company with the club.
"FC Anzhi has accepted the resignation of head coach Yuri Krasnozhan," a club statement read.
"The club held a working meeting at which it was decided to grant the request of the head coach.
"The parties decided not to dwell on the motives and reasons for the separation."
Billionaire Suleyman Kerimov is the main financial benefactor at Anzhi and has already invested large amounts of money into the signings of Yuri Zhirkov, Samuel Eto'o and Roberto Carlos.
Speculation has now arisen that Kerimov could make an approach to former England manager Fabio Capello, who announced his resignation last week following disagreements with the Football Association.
The Italian has been linked with a move to Anzhi, but has denied claims to date. However, the departure of Krasnozhan could pave the way for Capello to move into Russian football.