The Football Association board will start searching for a new permanent chairman. The board is keen on finding an independent figure and are hoping to find someone within the "football family."
The previous chairman Ian Triesman had been picked under appointment rules that needed a candidate to be free of any club or league ties for at least a year before taking up the job. Triesman had a tough tenure and now the preference is for someone who is a strong football insider.
Acting chairman Roger Burden, who has taken a break from his role as chairman of the Gloucester FA, is behind the rule changes.
Tesco chairman Sir Terry Leahy and British Airways and Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton are being spoken as potential candidates from outside the football group.
Ex-Liverpool chief executive Rick Parry, Manchester United chief executive David Gill are football insiders who are possible candidates.