Notts County have named former player Ian McParland as their new manager.
The Scotsman, 46, who spent eight years as a striker at Meadow Lane, scoring 68 League goals, left his role as a coach at Nottingham Forest in August.
McParland was joint-caretaker manager with Frank Barlow after Gary Megson left the City Ground in February 2006.
He replaces Steve Thompson, who was sacked on Tuesday after a poor start to the season left the Magpies with only 11 points from 11 League Two matches.
His appointment means the club have had eigh managers in just over six years - not since Neil Warnock in 1991 has anyone stayed in the job for two full seasons.
"The whole thing has come out of the blue and I would say my head is still in a bit of a spin at the moment," McParland told the club's website.
"I will be doing everything I can to make sure we climb the table.
"I am not making any promises and things cannot happen overnight, but rest assured we will be giving 100%."
McParland's first game in charge will see County take on local rivals Mansfield on Saturday.