Scunthorpe United have announced that chief scout Lee Turnbull has been removed from his role at the club for financial reasons.
Iron general manager Dave Beeby told BBC Radio Humberside: "We're in League One where finances are a lot tighter.
"We consulted the manager [Alan Knill] and he was in favour of doing it."
Turnbull was instrumental in bringing several lower league players to Glanford Park who have subsequently been sold on for a profit.
Turnbull will stay at the Iron but will be involved with the side's Football in the Community programme.