Mark Fotheringham has turned down the opportunity to remain at Ingolstadt after helping them win promotion to the German second tier.
Die Schanzer saw off Osnabruck 4-3 on aggregate in a breathless playoff tie over the weekend to earn their place in the 2.Bundesliga for next term.
However, manager Tomas Oral was unable to reach an agreement with club chiefs regarding a new contract and left the Bavarian outfit by mutual consent on Wednesday morning.
Courier Sport has learned that Fotheringham – long-time assistant to Oral – was offered a three-year deal and increased coaching responsibilities to remain at Ingolstadt.
Fotheringham, 37, has already enjoyed coaching stints with Fulham, Karlsruhe, Cowdenbeath and Ingolstadt.
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A varied playing career saw the ex-Scotland under-21 internationalist turn out for the likes of Celtic, Norwich, Freiburg and Anorthosis Famagusta.