Vlatko Andonovski, the head coach of the United States women’s national soccer team, has resigned. His departure will be officially announced by the U.S. Soccer Federation on Thursday. Andonovski’s four-year contract was set to expire at the end of this year. An interim coach will be appointed for two friendly matches this fall, with a permanent replacement expected to be named by year-end.

Andonovski’s resignation comes after a disappointing performance at this year’s Women’s World Cup where the U.S. team had its earliest elimination in tournament history after losing a penalty shootout to Sweden in the round of 16.

Before his appointment as head coach in October 2019, Andonovski had been a head coach in the National Women’s Soccer League for seven years. He won his first 16 games as USWNT coach and led them to titles at both Concacaf Olympic qualifying tournament and SheBelieves Cup in 2020.