David Capel has left his role as head coach of Northamptonshire with immediate effect.
His departure comes nearly six years after he stepped up from an academy coaching role to become the head coach. He has been associated with Northants for some 30 years and played in 15 Tests for England.
The Steelbacks have suffered a miserable time in the Friends Life T20 and Clydesdale Bank 40 this season, although they remain in contention for a promotion push in Division Two of the LV County Championship.
David Ripley has will take over as interim head coach until the end of the season.
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