Norwich City have appointed Glenn Roeder as their new manager.
Roeder is the new manager at Carrow Road
Roeder has signed a two-and-a-half-year contract with the bottom-of-the-table Championship club who have not won a game since 15 September.
Norwich parted company with former boss Peter Grant by mutual consent this month, leaving Jim Duffy in temporary charge but he has now left the club.
Roeder, 51, has been out of a job since resigning as Newcastle manager in May after 15 months and 73 games in charge.
Norwich have won just twice in 13 league games this season and face bitter rivals Ipswich at Carrow Road for Roeder's first match in charge on Sunday.
I've been in this sort of position before and always managed to turn it around
But the former Magpies boss said: "I like a challenge and I am ready for it.
"I've been in this sort of position before and always managed to turn it around.
"As a person I like to live on the edge and sail close to the wind and that's what this club is doing at the moment.
Roeder's confidence is shared by Canaries chairman Roger Munby, who told the club's website: "After a lengthy and diligent search I'm more than delighted to confirm Glenn Roeder is the board's unanimous choice as the next Norwich City manager."
Roeder was given a two-year contract at Newcastle in May 2006 after a successful spell as caretaker boss following the sacking of Graeme Souness.
The former QPR captain had previously been in charge the Magpies youth academy before Souness' dismissal.
Roeder has also managed West Ham but had his contract terminated in August 2003 after being at the helm on a full-time basis since June 2001.
He had been placed in temporary charge of the Hammers in May 2001 after the dismissal of Harry Redknapp.
Roeder has also been manager of Gillingham and Watford.