Burton Albion manager Nigel Clough and two members of his backroom staff will be stepping down as the club cuts down costs, the League One club said.
Nigel Clough, 54-year-old, will be replaced by skipper Jake Buxton, who will serve as player-manager, the club added.
Clough returned to Burton Albion for his second spell as manager in 2015 and helped lead them to the Championship for the first time.
He first joined the cub in 1998 when they were in the second tier of non-league football and lead them to the brink of the Football League before leaving to join Derby Country in 2009.
His assistant Gary Crosby and his brother and chief scout Simon Clough will also be leaving the club in the coming weeks.
“Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic is having a dramatic impact on all football clubs, meaning we have to make difficult financial decisions going forward in order to safeguard the club,” Burton chairman Ben Robinson said.
“At present we gave no idea when football will be safe to re-start and whether we will be able to play in front of crowds or behind closed doors, which brings a high degree of financial uncertainty.
“It’s therefore with a heavy heart that after talks with Nigel, Gary, and Simon we have agreed that their departure will help us meet these challenges.”
Nigel Clough, who played for England, Nottingham Forest, Liverpool, and Manchester City and whose late father Brian twice led Forest to the European Cup, said he had enjoyed his time at Burton.
“It’s therefore with great sadness that Gary, Simon and I have decided to step away,” he added.
“We hope that by stepping away it helps the club with the financial pressures in these unprecedented times, and that it will also help the club secure the jobs as many of the staff as possible going forward.”