Peterborough manager Mark Wright has been suspended by the League Two club pending an internal investigation.
The former England defender has been told to stay away from London Road by owner Barry Fry amid reports of a bust-up behind the scenes.
A statement on the club`s official website read: 'Peterborough United manager Mark Wright has been suspended on full pay pending an enquiry.
'The club will be making no further comment.'
Wright, 42, was sacked as manager of Oxford in 2001 after alleged racist abuse towards referee Joe Ross - a claim he has always denied.
He also left Chester City in acrimonious circumstances in 2004, just weeks after leading them back into the Football League.
Wright took over at London Road in May last year and has led Posh to ninth place in League Two despite Fry putting his entire squad on the transfer list over Christmas.
He admitted to dropping young centre-half Sean St Ledger to the bench against Lincoln at the weekend following a row with coach Steve Bleasdale, although it is not yet known whether the incident is related to his suspension.