Paul Scholes sensationally quit as Oldham manager on Thursday night after just 31 days in charge.
The Manchester United legend tendered his resignation following a series of broken promises from the owner Abdallah Lemsagam.
Sportsmail revealed in January that Scholes had warned Lemsagam that any interference in first-team activities would result in his resignation.
12/02: Yeovil Town (h) W 4-1
16/02: Crewe (h) D 1-1
19/02: Morecambe (h) L 1-2
3/02: Bury (a) L 1-3
02/03: Stevenage (h) D 1-1
09/03: Cambridge (a) D 1-1
12/03: Lincoln City (a) L 0-2
P: 7 W: 1 D: 3 L: 3
The 44-year-old made good on that when he walked out on his boyhood club amid serious problems with the board. A guarantee of no intrusion in team matters was written into his contract.
'It is with great regret that I have decided to leave the club with immediate effect,' Scholes said.
'I hoped to at the very least see out my initial term of 18 months as the manager of a club I've supported all my life.
'The fans, players, my friends and family all knew how proud and excited I was to take this role.'
Scholes lost three, drew three and won one of his seven matches in charge. Oldham lie 14th in League Two and are now looking for a fourth manager of the season.
That, however, was against the backdrop of issues right from the start of his reign. Other than suggestions on selection by Lemsagam, Sportsmail has also been told of one player ordered to stay away from training without the knowledge of Scholes.
2'In the short period since I took on the role it unfortunately became clear that I would not be able to operate as I intended and was led to believe prior to taking on the role,' Scholes added.
'I wish the fans, the players and the staff - who have been tremendous - all the best for the rest of the season and will continue to watch and support the club as a fan.'
A 'gutted' Scholes felt he was left with no choice. Friends had warned him what to expect at Boundary Park but the former England international thought he could make it work.
Sources who also worked under previous managers bemoaned that Lemsagam - a former agent who has introduced an influx of players since taking over in January 2018 - does not respond to constructive criticism.
They also suggested Lemsagam has a blind spot for a number of players he has signed, making the job difficult for any new manager.
An Oldham statement said: 'We would like to place on record our thanks to Paul for his efforts during his spell in charge of the club and would like to wish him well for the future.'