Roberto Sensini has parted company with Newell's Old Boys after two years as head coach. The 44-year-old resigned shortly after Sunday evening's 2-0 defeat against Velez Sarsfield, which left the team rooted in the lower reaches of the table.
The Liniers setback was the Lepra's sixth loss in nine games, leaving them 19th in the Clausura table with only lowly Quilmes below the struggling Rosario giants.
ESPN subsequently reported that Sensini presented his resignation in the away dressing room immediately after the match, which was accepted by directors present in Buenos Aires.
The news was confirmed by team manager Gustavo Dezotti later on Sunday evening, who pointed out that 'La Boquita' had stepped aside for the good of the institution.
"He told us that the team had not reacted how he had hoped and that despite what we thought, he had decided to step aside to try and ease the situation," Dezotti told the press.
"It doesn't surprise us much because we knew this was going through Roberto's head and as a son of the club he didn't want to continue hurting it."
At the present time there has been no indication of who is in line to take over at the Estadio Marcelo Bielsa, although club directors did state they wanted to bring in a former Lepra favourite.