Gold Coast have sacked coach Neil Henry in the wake of last week's crisis meetings at the NRL club.
Chief executive Graham Annesley confirmed the decision on Monday, announcing the club's board had agreed to sack Henry on Saturday.
Henry leaves the club with a year to run on his contract.
Taking over as head coach at the end of 2014 following the departure of John Cartwright, Henry led the Titans to their first finals appearance in six years in 2016 shortly after the signing of superstar Jarryd Hayne.
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The club held meetings last week amid reports of a feud between Henry and Hayne. Annesley said "several factors" were behind the decision to sack the former Canberra and North Queensland coach.
"There'll be plenty of criticism of this decision. We understand and accept that," Annesley said.
"The people involved are polarising in some ways and the issues involved are polarising as well.
"The board had to weigh up all of the information and the board are the only ones with all of the information."
Hayne is contracted until the end of the 2018 season and his own future at the club remains unclear.
Annesley would only say Hayne was contracted and "like all of our contracted players we expect them to perform their contractual obligations" when asked if the fullback would remain at the Titans.
The search for a new coach will begin immediately, Annesley said, with current Queensland State of Origin mentor Kevin Walters among those speculated as contenders.