Neil Warnock has been appointed as Aberdeen supervisor till the tip of the season.
The 75-year-old takes over from Barry Robson, who was dismissed final Wednesday, with the membership presently sat eighth within the cinch Premiership.
Warnock stated: “I’m really looking forward to the challenge here at Aberdeen.
“I’ve made no secret of the fact I’ve always wanted to manage in Scotland so when I spoke to (chairman) Dave (Cormack) and (chief executive) Alan (Burrows) and they asked me to help out it just felt like the right opportunity.
“By all accounts there is a good group of lads here and it’s my job now to get the best out of them.
“Aberdeen is a big club with clear ambition and I’m hoping that during my time here the supporters will get behind the team and I can put a smile on their faces.”
Warnock has been in control of 15 totally different golf equipment over greater than 4 many years of administration and got here out of retirement 12 months in the past for a second stint at Huddersfield.
He steered the Terriers to security within the Sky Bet Championship earlier than departing in September after taking cost of his final sport towards Stoke.
Aberdeen chairman Cormack informed the membership web site: “From the moment we first spoke with Neil his enthusiasm for managing Aberdeen was infectious.
“He has had an incredible career in management, not only in terms of volume of games and winning promotions, but also of coming into clubs at short notice and making an immediate impact.
“We look forward to Neil, Ronnie (Jepson) and the team pushing hard in the remaining four months of the campaign as we still have a huge amount to play for both in the SPFL Premiership and the Scottish Cup.”
The Dons earned a 1-1 draw towards Premiership leaders Celtic on Saturday and Warnock’s first sport as supervisor sees the staff journey to Ibrox on Tuesday the place they face Rangers within the league.
He is a short-term alternative for Robson, who adopted Derek McInnes, Stephen Glass and Jim Goodwin in leaving the function of Aberdeen supervisor round this time of the yr in 4 seasons working.
Warnock’s appointment till the tip of the season additionally offers time for Aberdeen to finish their “planned detailed review of the football operation” that started final yr and can assist the membership in deciding on a brand new administration staff forward of the brand new season.
Cormack added: “Ambitious clubs regularly invest in independent advice to support internal coaching, data analysis, recruitment, and medical teams with the goal of improving performance through continuous learning and development.
“The highly experienced team of independent advisors, who do this work with some of the best clubs across the globe, will make recommendations to allow us to understand what we can improve upon in terms of best practice going forward.
“The review will include benchmarking the club against similar teams that currently outperform us in Europe.
“With this work well under way, and due to be completed by early April, we are aiming to have a new management team confirmed by the end of the season.”