He's gearing up for the release of his second solo album, but it seems that Zayn Malik  needs to add 'find a new manager' to his to-do list first.

The former One Direction star has allegedly been dropped by Sarah Stennett of First Access Entertainment, who has looked after his career since his left the boyband in 2015.

Reports suggest that Malik has been 'challenging to work with, declining many promotional opportunities and not touring behind his last album.' He pulled out of a number of planned shows and appearances in 2016, citing anxiety as the reason.

Stennett confirmed the news to Variety, saying "Sometimes in life you have to make extremely difficult decisions to effect positive change for everyone."

Malik, meanwhile, has not commented. He released new single 'Let Me' last week.