Eileen Gleeson “has had to step down” as Glasgow City head coach, SWPL1 bosses have announced.
Dubliner Gleeson, 50, joined Glasgow in November 2021, which the city said gave him “a career break from his hometown employer”.
“Unfortunately, due to the operational needs of the business, her employer had to review this and she must return to resume her previous role,” he added.
And Gleeson said she made the decision “with great difficulty”.
“I would sincerely like to express my gratitude to everyone at the club for giving me the opportunity to be involved with such an iconic women’s football club as Glasgow City,” she said.
“At this stage, I am happy to leave the club at the top of the table and I am confident that the club is well placed to continue uninterrupted due to my absence in the able hands of Leanne Ross and an excellent support team. .”
Coach Ross will be supported by Keiron McAneny and goaltending coach Sam Devine.
And club chief executive Laura Montgomery said: “Everyone at Glasgow City would like to say a huge thank you to Eileen for her contribution to the club during her year in charge.
“She has brought a number of incredibly positive changes to the club and leaves us in a fantastic position at the top of the table after 12 games played so far.
“It’s an incredibly difficult position, but Eileen has kept us updated on the situation and we are well prepared to continue positively in her absence.”