Jim McIntyre is to take charge at Ross County after resigning from his position as Queen of the South manager.
The Staggies, who have been without a manager since Derek Adams was sacked last month, confirmed the appointment this morning.
A statement on the club website said: “Ross County chairman, Roy MacGregor, announced today the appointment of Jim McIntyre as their new Manager and Billy Dodds as Assistant Manager.
“The club also announced Steven Ferguson will continue in his new role as Head of Youth Development.
“Roy MacGregor passed on his sincere thanks to the chairman and directors of Queen of the South for their understanding in giving Ross County permission to talk to their former anager to allow formal and swift agreement to join the club.”
Earlier in the day, a statement on the Queen of the South website said that McIntyre has accepted the position at Victoria Park overnight.
It said: “The club can confirm that manager Jim McIntyre has today resigned his position with immediate effect to take up the position of manager of Ross County.
“He was interviewed for the job on Sunday, offered it on Monday and decided to accept the role after considering it overnight.
“Whilst clearly very disappointed to lose the manager`s services, we understand his desire to work at a higher level again and the board would like to thank both he and Ross County FC for the professional manner in which the negotiations took place.
“We would also like to place on record our thanks for his services over the past 15 months and acknowledgement that he achieved all the targets set for him in that time.
“We believe he leaves the club well equipped to push for a play-off place in the Championship again despite the quality of clubs at this level this season.
“The process to find a replacement manager will begin immediately.”