Motherwell have named Mark McGhee as their new manager following the departure last month of Ian Baraclough.
The Scotland No 2 had a successful spell as Fir Park boss between 2007 and 2009 before going on to manage Aberdeen and Bristol Rovers.
The 58-year-old began his career in management with Reading back in 1991 and has also been in charge at Leicester City, Wolves, Millwall and Brighton.
McGhee, whose first game is against Celtic at Fir Park on Saturday, told the Motherwell website: "I was really keen to get back into club management but the destination was important.
"I’ve had several things put to me over the last few years, but it was important I returned at a club that was close to my heart and was a real challenge.
“I’ve spoken with the owner and the board, and the direction and focus to make this club the best it can be was hugely attractive.
"There is a real drive and determination to achieve our aims and objectives, and I want to help by putting an attractive, winning team on the pitch.”
Chairman Brian McCafferty said: “After a rigorous process, Mark was the outstanding candidate and the board are delighted he has agreed to return.
"We hope he brings stability and on-field success and helps the club achieve its ambitious goals in the months and years ahead."