Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has been appointed director of football at Swindon.
The ex-Aston Villa boss had been linked with the manager's job at QPR but has instead moved to the Sky Bet League One side and was presented to the media on Thursday afternoon.
The 47-year-old played with Robins chairman Lee Power at Norwich and had previously helped send players to the County Ground on loan while at Tottenham.
Swindon Town manager Martin Ling has resigned due to health reasons.
Ling only took over at the County Ground on November 3 and guided the Robins to five wins in his nine games during his 56-day spell in charge.
Ling took time out for depression during his time as Torquay manager in February 2013 and the Swindon job was his first managerial role since he left Plainmoor.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Swindon Town have today been informed that Martin Ling has resigned from his position as first team manager due to health reasons."
Swindon Town chairman Lee Power will acct as the club's caretaker manager after dismissing manager Mark Cooper.
Power will be in charge for the Robins' game against Oldham Athletic on Tuesday, but won't be the next permanent manager of the club.
Swindon manager Mark Cooper has left the club following Saturday's defeat at Millwall.
Cooper, 46, steered Swindon to the Sky Bet League One play-offs last season, but a 2-0 loss at the New Den has left them without a league win in six matches and one point above the relegation zone.
Chairman Lee Power is expected to take temporary charge of the team.
The club has yet to make a statement but said on its official Twitter site: "Swindon Town Football Club have (on Saturday) evening parted company with manager, Mark Cooper.
"A full statement from the football club will be made on Monday."
Liverpool left-back Kevin Stewart has moved to League One Swindon Town on loan for the season.
The former Tottenham player joins fellow Liverpool youngster Jordan Williams at the County Ground.
QPR have followed up the signing of Massimo Luongo by signing Ben Gladwin from Swindon Town, too.
The attacking midfielder was part of the Swindon team who made it to the League One play-off final and has signed a three-year deal at Loftus Road.
QPR have made Massimo Luongo their first signing of the summer, the club have confirmed. Australian midfielder Luongo joins the recently-relegated club from League One side Swindon Town.
Jermaine Beckford hit a Wembley hat-trick as Preston ended their play-off jinx at the 10th attempt.
The striker, fittingly wearing the number 10 shirt, wrote his name in North End folklore as they swept aside Swindon 4-0 to clinch promotion to the Sky Bet Championship, with Paul Huntington socring the other.