Lee Bowyer has been sacked by Birmingham City.
Blues have been involved in takeover talks and Bowyer was unhappy with his position after learning there were limited funds - and the potential owners wanted a new man.
Bowyer is due money as a settlement and it is dropping as he enters a new campaign. However, this six-figure sum will have to be settled.
Last season he led Birmingham to 20th in the Championship in his first full term in charge.