Cambridge have named Steve Thompson as their new boss in succession to Herve Renard, who was sacked two weeks ago.
Thompson has previously coached at a host of clubs
Thompson has managed Sheffield United, Southend and Lincoln, and coached at numerous other clubs including Newcastle, Doncaster and Notts County.
Chairman Gary Harwood said of the 49-year-old: "Steve is under no illusion of how difficult a task he faces.
"But he is looking forward to the challenge and is confident the club can maintain its league status."