Airdrieonians have named Eddie Wolecki Black as their new manager following the departure of Gary Bollan to Forfar Athletic.
The former Glasgow City and Montrose boss will be assisted by player-coach Kevin McBride and Donald Jennow and moves up from Director of Coaching at the Ladbrokes League 1 club.
Wolecki Black has agreed a contract until May 2018 at the Excelsior Stadium and his first game in charge is at home to play-off rivals Peterhead on Boxing Day.
He told the Airdrieonians website: "I am proud to be the new Head Coach of Airdrieonians FC and thrilled to have the chance to take the club forward now.
“Coming into the club as Director of Coaching was a remit I was delighted with when I arrived here. We have been making great headway there with the coaches and the players and that work will continue at pace because it is vital.
“I’ve been lucky enough to see the vast bulk of the first-team’s games this season and I know the talent there is in our squad.”
Chairman Tom Wotherspoon added: “When I sat down to think who we should appoint I didn’t go beyond the first name I wrote down - Eddie Wolecki Black.
“The reason is that over time it has become clear to me that Eddie and I have very similar views on how a football game should be approached. When Eddie joined us three months ago it was with a brief from me to reorganise our Academy up to and including the Under-20 side.
“What we have now is passing brand of football and a way of coaching that concentrates on possession and developing the players’ confidence when they are in control of the ball."