Leicester City FC on Monday appointed Dean Smith as manager for the remainder of the season.
The former Aston Villa, Brentford and Norwich manager coach takes over the struggling Foxes in 19th place, 2 points from safety.
He replaces Brendan Rodgers, who was fired earlier this month after a string of poor results.
The club said Smith will take charge of first team training from Tuesday in preparation for Saturdays Premier League trip to Manchester City.
“Smith brings a wealth of managerial experience and expertise to the role and, along with his coaching team, will be tasked with helping the Football Club retain its Premier League status as we head into the final eight games of the current season,” the club said late on Monday.
Smiths coaching line-up will also include former England captain John Terry, who served under Deans management as a coach at Aston Villa, along with Citys current First Team Coaches Adam Sadler and Mike Stowell.
Commenting on his appointment, Smith said: Im really happy to have the opportunity to lead the team during these final weeks of the season.
“The challenge in front of us is clear, but its one myself and my coaching team have experienced before and, with the quality in this squad and the number of games remaining, its very much achievable.
“Our first job is to rebuild confidence and instil belief in the team and Im looking forward to getting to work with the players this week.
Smith said Saturday will be a big test, but its the kind of occasion that “reminds us all what it means to be a Premier League club, competing on the biggest stages against the best players in the world”.
He added: “I know well be well supported by our travelling fans. We have to connect with that and give them a performance they can be proud of. We go there positive, looking for points.
Leicester City Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: On behalf of everyone at Leicester City, Id like to offer Dean a warm welcome to the Football Club.
“His leadership, coaching and motivational qualities will be vital assets for us in the coming eight games as we fight to secure our Premier League status.
Weve endured a challenging season, but I have no doubt that we have the quality in our squad to win this fight.
“Deans experience will be key to unlocking that potential, helping the team rediscover its confidence and channelling the support of our fans, who will be so important during these final eight games.
“Their support has been the foundation of everything weve achieved in these last 13 years and it will play a vital role once more in this crucial moment in our history. This is a fight we can win, together.