NRL great Tim Sheens, who led the Kangaroos to the 2013 World Cup, has resigned from his role as head coach of Championship club Widnes.
The Vikings have given no explanation for the decision of the 69-year-old Sheens, who was appointed ahead of the 2020 season on a two-year deal.
The former Penrith, Canberra, North Queensland and West Tigers coach was in charge for just seven matches before the Championship season was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
"The club would like to place on record their thanks to Tim for his efforts during his time at the Vikings and wish him all the best in his future endeavours," Widnes said in a statement.
Sheens has enjoyed a stellar coaching career in Australia, guiding Canberra and Wests Tigers to premiership success, leading the NSW State of Origin team in 1991 and taking the Kangaroos to the 2013 World Cup.
He was taken to England by Salford in 2015 and appointed as their director of rugby, going on to coach Hull KR before joining Widnes.