Scots boss Owen Coyle has left Houston Dynamo after just over a season to be closer to his family in England, the club have announced.
Coyle, who joined Houston in December 2014, has departed with the side sitting bottom of the Western Conference in MLS, with just three wins in 11 games this season.
The 49-year-old, who previously managed Bolton, Wigan and Burnley and was linked with the Celtic post before Brendan Rodgers was put in charge, cited personal reasons as his decision to part company with the club.
“I asked Chris (Canetti) if I could speak with him today and I explained to him the challenge of being away from my family and how we all want the best for Houston Dynamo,” Coyle told the club’s official website.
“I want to wish all members of the staff, from owner Gabriel Brener to president Chris Canetti to general manager Matt Jordan, everyone has been such a source of support, along with the players and the technical staff. I’d like to thank the Dynamo supporters, who have been outstanding. We have a brilliant club, and I have no doubt success is just around the corner.”