Newcastle United have announced that Tony Jimenez has left the club.
The man appointed vice-president (player recruitment) by owner Mike Ashley when he installed his off-the-field team under executive director (football) Dennis Wise, has left St James' Park to "pursue other interests".
A club statement read: "Newcastle United can confirm that Tony Jimenez has left the club."
The statement continued: "Tony, who was appointed vice-president (player recruitment) in January, has made the decision in order to pursue other interests.
"Newcastle United thanks Tony for all of his hard work and efforts and wishes him every success in the future."
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