Greenock Morton have named former Kilmarnock boss Kenny Shiels as their new manager.
Morton are bottom of the Scottish Championship, having won just one of their last 10 matches after they were promoted last season.
Their poor form led to Allan Moore losing his job, with former Scotland and Leeds midfielder David Hopkin taking over on a caretaker basis.
Hopkin will remain in charge for Saturday's trip to Alloa before Shiels begins his new role on Monday with just one goal - to keep the club in the division.
"Kenny Shiels has been appointed as the new Morton manager and takes charge from Monday 16th December 2013," read an official club statement.
"He has been brought in to keep Morton in the Championship.
"David Hopkin will remain as interim manager ahead of tomorrow's away match against Alloa.
"Hopkin will continue in his existing role as Development Manager where he is doing great work but will also assist with the first team training.
"The club thank David for taking the role of manager during the interim period."
Shiels became Kilmarnock manager in June 2010 after stepping up from his role as assistant boss after Mixu Paatelainen left to become Finland manager.
The 57-year-old was sacked earlier this year.