Bolton Wanderers chief executive Allan Duckworth is resigning from his role after spending 14 years at the club.
The team were taken down from the Premier League to the Championship by Owen Coyle after 11 seasons in the top flight division.
And Mr Duckworth believes this is the right time to step down as Coyle looks to rebuild the club.
"As the club begins a new chapter in its history, with Owen Coyle setting out the foundations of his plan for the long-term, it feels right for a change, for both myself and for the club," he said.
Bolton’s chairman Phil Gartside praised his relationship with Duckworth and honoured his contribution to the club.
"Allan and I have worked closely together for 14 years, during what has been a hugely successful time for Wanderers," he told Bolton’s official website.
"I would like to place on record my sincere thanks for all his efforts during that time on behalf of Bolton Wanderers and wish him well in his new challenges."