Sheffield Wednesday have confirmed they are parting ways with manager Stuart Gray.
The wording of their announcement left some ambitguity as to whether he was fired, resigned, or the decision was mutual.
Gray led the club to a respectable 13th place in the Championship last season, but the club struggled to score goals and were reliant on an impressive defence.
Wednesday were taken over earlier this year by Thai businessman Dejphon Chansiri, who has pledged to fund their return to the Premier League.
As yet the club are still to make their move in the summer transfer market, and any possible conflict with Gray over strategy could have preceded his departure.
Gray was appointed in 2013 and began in management in 2001 after a playing career which saw him feature for Aston Villa ad Barnsley.
Only this week a report in Romanian news outlet DigiSport claimed former international defender Dan Petrescu had been offered the Sheffield Wednesday manager's job.