Former Shrewsbury Town boss Gary Peters has left his position as director of football at Hereford United after the club made the role redundant.
The 58-year-old makes his exit in the week the Shrews, managed by ex-United boss Graham Turner, and the Bulls meet at Edgar Street in the FA Cup first round.
Peters, who was in charge of Town between 2004 and 2008, departs from the club just a year after taking the job as part of their cost-cutting measures.
The Bulls’ financial problems made the decision necessary, with boss Martin Foyle and assistant Andy Porter now in full charge of footballing matters.
Hereford chairman David Keyte said: “Our current financial difficulties have been well documented and we continue the task of cost-cutting within the club.
“I have had a very constructive meeting with Gary Peters about the current position and we have mutually agreed that the position is no longer required within the club.
“I would like to stress that this decision is in no way a reflection on Gary’s performance whilst at the club.
“His experience of the game is enormous and he has contributed fully to discussions on every subject.
“Gary joined us at a difficult time last year and got an immediate response from the players.
“In recent months, he has also helped with the selection of and settling in of Martin Foyle and Andy Porter.
“Gary has done a lot of good work towards reducing the excessive running costs of the football department, with particular reference to contracts and accommodation of players.
“It was clear that a lack of experience within the football club was evident on his arrival and we have benefited from Gary’s experience and guidance.
“He leaves the club in a better state than when he arrived. The members of the board of directors would like to place on record our thanks.”