Luciano Spalletti has become the first coaching casualty of the Serie A season after resigning at Roma following back-to-back losses.
After beginning their domestic campaign with a 3-2 defeat at Genoa, Roma fell 3-1 at home to Juventus on Sunday evening.
That result proved to be the final straw for Spalletti, who promptly announced an end to his four-year reign at the Stadio Olimpico.
"I have given my resignation and the club have accepted it, so we can consider our working relationship closed," confirmed Spalletti as he left a meeting with President Rosella Sensi at the club's Villa Pacelli headquarters.
A mixed spell, the zenith came in 2006/07 when Roma finished runners-up to Inter in the league and won the Coppa Italia, the 50-year-old former Udinese coach also picking up personal honours as he was named 2006 Serie A Coach of the Year.
Roma claimed the Supercoppa Italiana at the start of the following campaign.
The Giallorossi could only manage a disappointing sixth last term, earning a place in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
After seeing off Belgian side Gent 10-2 on aggregate, they were held 3-3 by Slovakian outfit Kosice in the first leg of their play-off, but sealed progress to the group stage at home last week with a 7-1 victory.
Claudio Ranieri, who was dismissed by Juventus last season, has emerged as the front runner after he had earlier met with Sensi.
Rome-born Ranieri, 57, is expected to be confirmed as Spalletti's successor on a two-year contract within the next 24 hours.