Feltham FC have parted company with new manager Ken Smith without a ball having been kicked under his stewardship.
Smith was sacked last Thursday having taken over only a month ago, after leading Stedfast United to a title and three cup finals last season.
He was let go before Feltham beat Hillingdon Abbots 3-1 in their first pre-season friendly on Saturday.
Chairman Brian Barry said: "I will only say that it wasn't working out, and we thought it better to get it sorted out now rather than once the season has started."
Rumours of player unrest have surrounded Smith's departure.
But he told the Chronicle: "I was promised I would have full control over players I want and don't want without interference, and we brought in two coaches to help out.
"I thought this would be an ideal opportunity to assess players, telling my coaches what I wanted while I made notes as I still hadn't seen a lot of the players.
"I didn't get involved too much as we had five pre-season games coming up an they'd give me a better idea of what I wanted, so it came as a bit of a shock when I was told we'd be better parting company."
Former Feltham captain Darren Lake, who had a spell in charge of Egham last season, and ex-Bedfont reserve team boss Duncan Holder have taken over as joint-managers.
Holden's father played for the club in its early years when it was known as Tudor Park FC.
They will take charge for the first time on Saturday when Feltham take on British Airways in a friendly.
Former Blues striker Steve Christophe, who once had a trial with Brentford, has also returned to the club as player-coach.
Meanwhile, Feltham received a huge boost this week when the final objections relating to their plan to redevelop Feltham Arena and make it their home once more were removed.
The club will start laying pitches over the next few weeks.
Ken Smith is now looking for a new job with a football team in the area. Anyone interested can call him on 020 8890 9928.