Kenny Shiels is set to step down as manager of the Northern Ireland women’s team, BBC Sport NI understands.
Shiels took over as boss in May 2019 and led the side to last summer’s European Championship final in England, their first-ever tournament.
However, the former Kilmarnock and Derry City boss was unable to qualify for this year’s World Cup.
Shiels had signed a two-year contract extension in April 2021.
In August he reaffirmed its will to continue as boss when asked if he could see himself in charge of the upcoming Euro 2025 qualifying campaign.
Shiels, who also managed Ballymena United and Larne in the Irish Premiership, took over from Alfie Wylie in 2019 and oversaw a dramatic improvement in Northern Ireland’s fortunes.
They reached the European Championship final after finishing second to Norway in qualifying before defeating Ukraine in a play-off.
In last year’s finals in England, Northern Ireland withdrew in the group stage after defeats to hosts Norway, Austria and Austria.
Northern Ireland also finished behind England and Austria in World Cup qualifying, with Shiels’ side missing out on a place in this year’s finals in Austria and New Zealand.