Walter Sabatini has resigned as sports director at Palermo.
Palermo issued a statement on their official website last night confirming the surprising news.
Maurizio Zamparini has called a shareholders meeting scheduled for November 5 in order to discuss Palermo's next course of action.
Sabatini is credited with finding the likes of Simon Kjaer, Abel Hernandez and Ezequiel Munoz.
Ernesto Bronzetti, one of Italy's most respected transfer consultants, said: "He is one of the best talent scouts around.
"I respect him a lot. I consider him to be really good."