Brian Barwick will leave the English FA in his role as chief executive.
The pair have held a number of discussions and although they sat together in the Royal Box for Wednesday's draw between England and the Czech Republic, it has been apparent for some time a parting of the ways was inevitable.
And, as Fabio Capello's side trudged off after an uninspiring 2-2 draw, confirmation came from the FA of Barwick's departure.
"I am sad to be leaving the FA - an organisation it has been a privilege to lead - but I believe it is in the best interests of all parties," said Barwick in a statement.
"I have always endeavoured to do my job with passion, decency and integrity, and I believe I am leaving a strong legacy for the future."