TERRY YORATH left Town today believing the club are still on course for success.
The highly-experienced 56-year-old has gone by mutual consent, three months after falling ill with pancreatitis.
Today's announcement brings to an end almost six years as Peter Jackson's assistant in two spells at the Galpharm and Yorath is looking forward to putting his feet up for a while.
"I really enjoyed myself at the club," said Yorath, the former Wales captain and manager universally known as Taff.
"I have always thought of Town as a lovely club which is run on the right lines - and we have progressed in my time there.
"This season obviously hasn't gone as expected, I had my time in hospital and, unfortunately, I haven't been back to the club since.
"I wish the club all the best, though, Peter (Jackson) all the best and everyone there, because we've had some good times."
Yorath said he had no immediate plans for getting back into football.
"I'm going down to London to spend some time with (daughter) Gabby, Kenny and the grandkids and I'll be relaxing down there," he explained.
"Personally, I'm feeling great at the moment and I've been okay for a long time.
"I've been in hospital and it took me a couple of weeks to get over it, but I'm okay now, I've been playing a bit of golf and I feel tip-top."
Yorath and Jackson have been firm friends for two decades and they worked together at Town from October 1997 to May 1999 and then from June 2003 to date.
Reserve coach John Dungworth, right, who has been in the dug-out since Yorath's illness, has been promoted to first-team coach.
Jackson explained: "My sincere thanks, and those of everyone at the club, go to Terry for his contribution and we wish him every success in the future.
"Terry has been a valuable part of the success we've had in two spells at the club - firstly with the Great Escape and establishing us in what is now the Championship and, secondly, with our promotion to League I and our plans to take the club forward again.
"This agreement to part company has come about after a lot of thought on both sides.
"We have been aware for several weeks of certain rumours concerning the situation, but we have been waiting for Terry to determine his own plans and decide what he wanted to do.
"From my point of view, John Dungworth has stepped up to the mark well in Terry's recent absence from the club and I think it's appropriate at this time to make the temporary change in my backroom staff a permanent one."
Jackson believes Dungworth will be a big success as first-team coach.
The 51-year-old - a former Town player - steps up from the Academy and Reserves.
And, just two days before the crunch trip to Chesterfield when Town are hunting a first win in nine matches, Jackson has underlined the qualities which Dungworth brings to the League I backroom staff:
"John is very thorough, he is an excellent coach and, most importantly, the players have responded well to him.
"John is very well organised, he has brought his own ideas to the job and I'm confident we will see the benefits of those in the coming months.
"Obviously, at the moment, we desperately need a win to get us back on track.
"I am judged on getting results on the pitch and, in this recent spell, it could be better, but I'm pleased with how John and I have worked together and I'm pleased with how the players have related to him and what we are trying to achieve here."
Fitness coach Ed Baranowski, who was with the club during the Barry Rubery era, is back working with Dungworth and Jackson on a temporary basis.
"I've been impressed with how John has worked and, with Ed, he is bringing some changes to our training," added Jackson, who confirmed coach Martyn Booty continues on the staff.
Former player Graham Mitchell, who already works in the Academy, steps up to take Dungworth's place as Under 18 coach, having already taken charge of this season's FA Youth Cup campaign in which Town reached the third round before bowing out 1-0 against Luton.