Newcastle United have appointed John Carver as assistant to manager Alan Pardew until the end of the season.
The 46-year-old was formerly assistant boss under Sir Bobby Robson and took temporary charge of the club when Robson was sacked in 2004.
Newcastle-born Carver said: "I have always been a fan of this magnificent club and the years I spent working here were some of the happiest of my life.
"I am proud and honoured to be able to come back again to my home town club."
Carver recently had a spell as caretaker boss of Sheffield United when Gary Speed left Bramall Lane to become manager of the Wales national team, but ended his association with the Championship side when Micky Adams was appointed to succeed Speed on 30 December.
"I'm delighted to be bringing John on board. He has an excellent track record as a coach and of course knows this club very well," said Pardew.
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