Airdrieonians have appointed former Celtic defender Mark Wilson as their new first-team coach to work alongside director of football Gordon Dalziel.
The 32-year-old replaces Kevin McBride, with Airdrie sitting fourth in the Ladbrokes League 1 table ahead of Saturday's local derby with Albion Rovers at the Exsel Group Stadium.
A statement on the club website read: “Sadly, the club has had significant challenges over the last six months but matters must move on. Eddie Wolecki Black will now not be returning to us and we wish him all the best in his recovery.
“Kevin McBride stepped up from the U20s to take the post of acting head coach at a very difficult time for us all and we would like to thank him for all his help.
"However, we have been conducting a detailed review of all operations since commencing the full-time structure and it is now time to set the club on a more formal structured footing.
"The board has been concerned that the progress made, albeit under difficult circumstances, has not been in line with the substantial resources being invested so changes must be made to address this.
"With immediate effect, Gordon Dalziel has taken on the role of director of football and will be assisted by Mark Wilson, who will take up the role of first-team coach.”
“Mark, 32, had an illustrious football career at Dundee United and Celtic culminating in a cap for Scotland, and will bring a wealth of top-level experience and professionalism to the role.”