Karel Bruckner has left his position as coach of the Austrian national team, the Austrian football federation (OFB) have announced.
In an official statement, the OFB said that a mutual decision had been taken following a telephone interview between the Czech coach and newly-appointed OFB president Leo Windtner.
Windtner said: "I would like to sincerely thank Mr Brückner for his efforts in recent months. Together we agreed that we would end our collaborative work amicably and with immediate effect."
Windtner, disappointed by Austria's stuttering World Cup 2010 qualifying campaign, hinted before he assumed his new role on Saturday that he was prepared to part company with Brucker, 68, if he was not convinced by his plans for the national side.
The country will appoint a new coach in time for their next World Cup qualifier: "(It will be) within the next ten days," a federation spokesman said.
Austria have picked up just one point since a surprise 3-1 victory over France in their World Cup qualifying Group Seven opener and are currently fourth in the group.
Their last match was a 2-0 friendly defeat to Sweden.
Bruckner took over as Austria coach in July 2008 after leading his native Czech Republic to a group-stage exit at Euro 2008.