Jesse Marsch has stepped down as coach of Montreal Impact after guiding the club through its inaugural season in Major League Soccer.
"This is not a dismissal or a resignation, rather an amicable parting of ways," Impact president Joey Saputo said.
"While we had the same long-term objectives for this team, we realised over the past few weeks that we did not share the same philosophy as how to get there. Jesse always had the club at heart and he did his very best to succeed.
"With Jesse, we have put in place a good base for the future and we will now take all the necessary time and steps to find our next head coach."
Impact assistant coaches Mike Sorber, Denis Hamlett and Mauro Biello will guide the team in a tour of Italy that begins on Monday.
"I had several discussions on how we could make it work and the conclusion was that this amicable split is the best solution for the club going forward," Marsch said.