Hartlepool United have announced the appointment of John Hughes as the club's new First Team Coach.
The 48-year-old replaces fellow Scot Neale Cooper at Victoria Park, and has been given the job despite Phil Brown being strongly linked with the position this week.
Hughes played for a number of clubs in Scotland including Falkirk, Celtic and Hibernian. He later tasted success as manager with two of those clubs: in 2005 he led Falkirk to promotion to the Scottish Premier League. While in 2009, he guided Hibs to Europa League qualification.
He'll leave his post as Manager of Livingston to take the hotseat at the League One strugglers.
The club's Chief Executive Russ Green said:
Hartlepool also announced that Micky Barron will remain at the club as Reserve Team Manager.