Cardiff Blues head coach John Mulvihill has left his role with the Pro14 club with immediate effect.
Mulvihill took over as the head coach in March 2018 replacing Danny Wilson and was contract until the end of the 2020/21 season but now has left the role six months before.
The Blues had a tough outing having lost five out of their last seven games including a 17-3 defeat to Ospreys in the derby Pro14 game last weekend.
The club also endured a tough last two seasons having won 17 out of 36 games played missing out of play-offs on both the occassions.
According to reports, the club had informed the players that the 55-year-old will be unavailable for the upcoming game against Scarlets with defence coach Richard Hodges set to take charge.
Mulvihill has over 20 years experience in coaching after working with Navan, Gold Coast Breakers, Western Force, Mitsubishi Sagamihara DynaBoars, Kintetsu Liners, Honda Heat and Barbarians before joining the Blues.