Trevor Birch has left Derby County as chief executive.

Birch, who was only appointed in June, was recently reported to have suffered a breakdown in his relationship with manager Billy Davies, but the Rams boss denied there was any problem between them.

The club released a statement, which read: "Derby County Football Club announce that Trevor Birch has ceased to be employed as its chief executive officer with immediate effect.

"Please note there will be no further comment from the club."