NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- The Norfolk Admirals announced on Thursday that team president Michael Santos has been relieved of his duties.

“The Admirals front office is committed to success on and off the ice; and as such, not all of the decisions that need to be made are easy,” said Chief Revenue Officer Trent Ferguson.

Ferguson went on to wish Santos the best of luck in his future endeavors.

Santos was hired in November 2016.

Head coach Robbie Ftorek and assistant coach Peter Sidorkiewicz will manage all issues related to players. Day-to-day business operations will be handled by Ferguson.