Former Socceroos defender Craig Moore has quit as Brisbane Roar's football director.
In a shock move, Moore handed in his resignation on Tuesday and departs the A-League club with immediate effect.
Moore had served in his role since June 2015 and was a key member of the football department under the reign of coach John Aloisi.
The 42-year-old, who captained the club in his playing days, was partly responsible for recruitment - and the Roar's decisions on that front have come under huge scrutiny this season, with their battle-weary squad having notched just three wins in 16 games.
"I would like to thank Brisbane Roar for the opportunity," Moore said in a statement.
"My aim was to help build a stronger club.
"With the academy soon starting and the new training facility near completion, I feel very satisfied.
"I will now look at exploring new opportunities and I wish the players and supporters success moving forward."
Roar managing director David Pourre said: "Craig is a passionate football person who has always had Brisbane Roar's best interest at heart."
"We wish Moorey the best of luck and every success in the future."
Brisbane finished third on the ladder in Moore's first two seasons at the club but things have turned sour over the last few months.
The blowtorch will soon turn on the Roar's fitness and conditioning staff, who have overseen a disastrous campaign in which a handful of players have been consistently hampered by injury - and the ones who have avoided injury have not reached their full fitness capacity.
An internal review into the club's operations, following a recent visit to Roar training by respected Socceroos medicos Les Gelis and Craig Duncan, is expected to shed further light on where and how things have gone so wrong.
The three-time A-League champions host fellow strugglers Perth Glory at Suncorp Stadium on Thursday night.