Hartlepool United can confirm that Curtis Fleming has now left the Club to take up a role on a First Team Coach role at Queens Park Rangers.
Fleming spent his last day with Pools at the training ground on Tuesday before travelling to London to finalise talks on the move to Loftus Road to work alongside their new boss Ian Holloway.
Sam Collins will now step up from his role with Pools’ Under-21s to assist Craig Hignett for this Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two game against Portsmouth at Fratton Park.
"It's sad to see Curtis go but it's a great opportunity for him to work in the Championship," explained Hignett.
"He's given everything to this Club while he's been here and he leaves with our blessing and our best wishes for the future."
Fleming, who previously worked with Holloway during a short spell at Crystal Palace, joined Pools in February following the appointment of Hignett.