FREMANTLE development coach Peter Sumich has decided to end his tenure at the Dockers immediately after it was confirmed over the weekend that he would be leaving the club at the end of the season.
A report had emerged on Saturday that Sumich was set to leave the club after serving as a senior assistant and development coach over the past five seasons.
Fremantle chief executive Steve Rosich confirmed to 6PR on Sunday that Sumich would be leaving the club at the end of the season.
However, the club released a statement on Monday confirming that Sumich would instead leave the club immediately.
Fremantle general manager of football operations Chris Bond told the club's website on Monday that the decision was made by mutual agreement.
"The decision, which was by mutual agreement between Peter and the club, allows Peter more time to start planning for the next phase of his career," Bond said.
"From the club's perspective it provides us with an earlier opportunity to finalise our coaching structure for 2017.
"Peter brought a wealth of football knowledge and experience with him when he joined Fremantle in 2011 and has made a significant contribution to the progress and development of the club during the past five seasons.
"We wish Peter all the very best in his future endeavours."
Sumich had joined the Dockers in October 2011 after 11 seasons at West Coast as an assistant coach.
"I would like to thank the Fremantle Dockers for giving me the opportunity to come from another AFL club and broaden my football knowledge," Sumich said in a statement.
"I am now looking forward to the next phase of my career."
The Dockers are in the midst of reviewing their current coaching structure. Rosich said on Sunday that review was likely to be completed by the end of August with recommendations for a restructure due to be presented to the Fremantle board.