Arbroath have named Jim McIntyre as their new manager.
The former Dundee United star and Dundee boss has signed an 18-month deal to replace Dick Campbell in the Gayfield hot seat.
He inherits a Lichties side that has lost seven of its last eight matches and sits second bottom of the Championship, four points head of basement boys Greenock Morton.
McIntyre will be assisted at Arbroath by long-time No. 2 Jimmy Boyle.
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Jim McIntyre has some words for the Lichties faithful as he's announced as the new Arbroath FC Manager.
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The pair will be in the dugout for Saturday’s home clash with Greenock Morton.
McIntyre said: “I’m really excited to be here and can’t wait to get started.
“Arbroath have had incredible success, on and off the park in recent years and have firmly established themselves as a respected Championship club.
“In my discussions with the board, I was really impressed with the levels of ambition the club have shown on and off the park. You can see by the investment Arbroath have made in recent years in the infrastructure, that it is a club that wants to continue progressing.
“There are many experienced and talented players in our squad who have played an integral part in the Arbroath success story.
“The backing from the support has also been exceptional. The town really gets behind their team and I know crowd numbers have trebled over the course of the last few seasons in the Championship.
“I’ve already met with the staff and there’s a real feeling of togetherness throughout the club, with strong community links a critical part of the Arbroath DNA.
“It’s my job to embrace everything Arbroath stands for and put a team on the park the fans can be proud of, and I’m looking forward to getting to work.”
McIntyre starred for Bristol City, Exeter City, Airdrie, Kilmarnock, Reading, Dundee United and Dunfermline in a 19-year playing career.
His managerial career began with the Pars, whom he led to the First Division title in 2011 before departing the following year.
Spells at Queen of the South and Ross County followed, before a seven-month spell at Dundee saw him sacked after the club were relegated to the Championship.
The 51-year-old was most recently in charge at Cove Rangers.