Dundee United have appointed Mixu Paatelainen as their new manager following the recent departure of Jackie McNamara from Tannadice.
The 48-year-old spent five years as a player with the Tayside club between 1987 and 1992 and now returns as boss on a deal until 2018.
Paatelainen has previously been in charge of Cowdenbeath, Hibernian and Kilmarnock and had a four-year stint as Finland head coach which ended in the summer.
Dundee United chairman Stephen Thompson told the club website: "I am delighted to welcome Mixu back to the club as our new head coach. He served United with distinction as a player and will do the same as a manager. His desire to come back to the club was clear from the first minute we spoke. He was the first person we spoke to and also the last.
“His experience, combined with his vision and enthusiasm for the club, made him the stand-out candidate and we are thrilled to announce his appointment.”
Paatelainen's first game in charge is against Hearts in the Ladbrokes Premiership at Tannadice on Sunday, live on Sky Sports with a 12.15pm kick-off.