Ian Cathro has left Hearts with immediate effect, the club have announced.
Craig Levein, the clubs’ Director of Football, confirmed the news this morning.
A statement released by the club said: “The Board wishes it to be known that this was a very difficult decision, reluctantly made, as every member of the Board recognises that Ian is an extremely talented young coach with a very bright future ahead of him.
“We thank Ian for all of his efforts and wish him well in the future.
“A further statement will be made tomorrow in relation to management plans for this weekend’s Ladbrokes Premiership match against Celtic and longer term.”