MILLWALL have parted company with first team coach Des Bulpin.
Bulpin has not been seen at the Lions' training ground for over a month and club officials have now confirmed that the 63-year-old has left The Den by mutual consent.
The experienced Glaswegian was added to Ian Holloway's backroom staff in January to help Millwall's fight against relegation.
It was announced in the summer that Bulpin would be more involved with the Lions' academy players and youth recruitment moving forward.
But he has now departed after agreeing a severance package with the club.
Marc Bircham, who was also appointed as a first team coach in the wake of Holloway's arrival, will now take on the position of assistant manager.
Confirming Bulpin's exit, Holloway told the Southwark News: "When I came in last year, I felt what I needed was a bit of extra help.
"Now that I've had a good look at the club, I've decided to change things around.
"Des is a great fella, a great coach and he'll be a big help to someone. I thank him for what he's done for me.
"Marc is my assistant manager and I intend on using Neil Harris and Scott Fitzgerald more to help me and get these players going."
Holloway had previously explained that Bulpin's role at the club would be changing.
"I've moved Des to make sure he tests every young player we have," he said at the start of August.
"He watches other clubs’ U21s and compares them to the ones we have got – so nobody is going to get a free ride."
Chief executive Andy Ambler added: "I would like to thank Des for his help, especially at the back end of last season, and wish him well going forward."