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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Carol Bartz resigned her seat on the Yahoo! (YHOO) board Friday, according to a published media report.

The Wall Street Journal

reported the resignation Sunday, citing a person familiar with the matter.

The news comes after the Internet company

fired Bartz as CEO

on Tuesday.

Yahoo! had already said it expected Bartz to resign her board position.

Bartz's exit was messy. Following her firing, she gave an interview to


in which she called other board members "doofuses" and used foul language.

The former


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chief was named CEO of Yahoo! in January 2009 and tasked with turning the company around. Although Yahoo! was an early leader Internet search, it had seen its success erode as


came to dominate the sector. Yahoo!'s efforts to establish itself as a content provider have had mixed results, and the company has downsized a number of times in recent years.

Yahoo!'s CFO Tim Morse has been named interim CEO.

In the wake of Bartz's departure it appears that the company's way forward

may be a breakup or sale

instead of a turnaround.

Indeed, the


, citing anonymous sources, reported that the board was putting a priority on strategic options, including a full or partial sale of the company, over the search for a permanent replacement for Bartz.

This article was written by a staff member of TheStreet.