Gary Caldwell has been named as the new manager of Partick Thistle.
The former Scotland defender, who played for Celtic, Hibernian and Wigan Athletic, replaces Alan Archibald, who was sacked after the 2-0 defeat to Ross County earlier this month.
Caldwell has been out of work since leaving Chesterfield last year and had previously been in charge of Wigan, winning the League 1 title in 2015-16.
He said: “I am extremely excited to be here. Right from my first interaction with the club, I have been impressed with how the organisation is run. It very quickly became clear to me that there are positive and exciting plans in place, backed up by a strong structure from top to bottom.
“There is a huge amount of potential in this squad. But it won’t happen overnight. We can’t do it on our own either, I need support from the fans and so do the players. If we are together, I have no doubt we can achieve a massive amount.”
Archibald was sacked after more than five years in charge at Firhill. He was kept on despite the club’s relegation from the Premiership at the end of last season but a poor start to the Championship, sitting eighth after nine games, prompted the board to make a change.
Caldwell will be joined by Brian Kerr as his assistant manager. The pair know each other from their time at Newcastle United and Kerr leaves Lowland League side East Kilbride to take up the role.