It appears that Joe Royle has left Everton, presumably as a result of changes to the backroom staff following the appointment of new manager Sam Allardyce.
After his own all-too brief but successful reign as Everton manager, Royle left in 1997 but re-joined the club to help develop young players in July 2014. He was heavily involved in overseeing the loan program, with almost a dozen players going out on loan this season.
His role at Goodison included helping young players from Everton's Academy and Under-23 set-up progress to the first team, and assist with scouting and recruitment.
Quotes sourced from BBC Sport