Alan Pardew became the latest manager to leave a role early during the coronavirus pandemic.
Here the PA news agency looks at those who have left their jobs or will miss out on leading their team in major tournaments.
McCarthy was always going to leave in August to make way for Stephen Kenny, the Republic’s Under-21 boss. But he was replaced by Kenny with immediate effect following the postponement of the Republic’s European Championship play-off with Slovakia. “That’s hugely disappointing, but I fully understand it,” McCarthy told FAI TV.