Dundee United caretaker manager Gordon Chisolm has announced that Dave Bowman is to take a full-time coaching role at the club until the end of the season.
Bowman was brought in by previous manager Ian McCall to coach the club's youth players.
Billy Dodds will continue playing but is promoted to first-team coach.
Chisholm has increased the amount of training to try to establish a stronger sense of togetherness among the players at the bottom-of-the-table club.
Physio Jeff Clarke, the former Sunderland defender who previously coached at Newcastle United under Kevin Keegan, has also landed a coaching position.
Chisholm told Dundee's Evening Telegraph: "Dave Bowman has the qualities I am looking for.
"He has a winning mentality - in fact, a terrific will-to-win and a great attitude to the game.
"I want him around the players every day and to get his qualities to rub off on them.
"Dave will now be with the first team every day.
"Unfortunately, like my own position, it can only be considered temporary. But again, he, like me, has a wonderful opportunity."