TOWN'S League I rivals Swansea have parted company with manager Kenny Jackett by "mutual agreement" after 34 months in charge.
Chairman Huw Jenkins said Jackett felt he could not take any more criticism from the fans and the media.
"I was very surprised when I received a call from Kenny on Wednesday and I'm very disappointed with how things have worked out," said Jenkins.
"He was upset. He's thought things over and felt the criticism against him was difficult to take."
Jenkins added: "He didn't know where to go from here - whichever way he moved forward, he felt it was only a matter of time before the criticism from the supporters or the press would come again.
"He felt for the sake of the club and himself that a parting of the ways was the best thing to do at this time."
The 45-year-old took over from Brian Flynn in April 2004.
Swansea, beaten play-off finalists last season, have struggled to meet the high expectations surrounding the club this time.
The board has backed Jackett with significant transfer funds - they recently paid Town £150,000 for striker Pawel Abbott - but other major signings such as Rory Fallon and Leon Knight never fully delivered.
Last week's 1-0 home defeat against Oldham bundled the Swans out of the play-off zone and left them 11 points adrift of the automatic promotion places.
Jackett becomes the 29th manager to leave his post in the Football League and Premiership, and the ninth in League I, so far this season.
Assistant Kevin Nugent will take charge for the game at Doncaster tomorrow, when David Wetherall will be at the Bradford helm for the home clash with Crewe, the first match since Colin Todd left Valley Parade earlier this week.
Leeds manager Dennis Wise has "no regrets" over trying to expose the mole who allegedly leaked the starting line-up to Crystal Palace last Saturday.
Wise claimed an unnamed player had passed on team details to a Palace player ahead of the Championship clash, which basement side Leeds won 2-1.
Wise said: "I have no regrets, none at all. Everyone is in the dark, but what we do know is it happened.
"The players are fine and together. We have had a chat and they know how everything stands and how I feel about things. And what is right and what is wrong.
"That person knows who did it and the rest of the players are fine. They can walk in with their heads high. But there is a certain person who knows what he has done.
"All the others who get mentioned, he is the only one who can stop the speculation.
"But if he is not brave and bold enough to come forward we will never know."
Leeds visit Cardiff tomorrow.