Barrow coach Anthony Murray has resigned just four games in to the new Championship season, due to increased work commitments.
Murray, 36, has only been in charge for five months, having succeeded Darren Holt in the role at Craven Park.
He led the Raiders to one win in their opening four matches, and his last game in charge was Sunday’s 8-6 defeat to Workington.
A Raiders club statement said: “Due to an unexpected and immediate change in Anthony Murray’s full-time working commitments, Anthony has informed the board of directors that he has no choice but to stand down as head coach with immediate effect.
“Anthony is devastated by this turn of events but has no choice other than to put his full-time job first.
“Phil Atkinson and Dean Marwood will take over the full-time coaching duties for the immediate future.
“The board would like to wish Anthony all the best for the future and look to continue all the good work Anthony has put in place during his time at the club.”
Chairman David Sharpe says that the club are already on the look out for a new head coach.
Their opponents on Sunday, Workington, recently appointed Phil Veivers as their new boss.