Airdrie FC’s Dundee-born head coach Eddie Wolecki Black suffered a stroke in the dressing-room during his side’s 3-1 victory at Cowdenbeath on Saturday.
Mr Wolecki Black, 50, fell seriously ill during the half-time interval.
The former Montrose player and manager was taken by ambulance to Kirkcaldy’s Victoria Hospital and tests there confirmed he had suffered a stroke.
On Saturday night Mr Wolecki Black, a former manager of junior side Lochee United, was transferred to a specialised stroke unit at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital where his condition has stabilised and he is now recuperating.
An Airdrie spokesman said the club will now give Mr Wolecki Black, his wife Emma and their family all the help and support they need to get him back on the road to recovery.
Diamonds chairman Tom Wotherspoon said: “In the fullness of time we look forward to seeing him back in the job he loves, but for now all that matters is his return to good health.”
“Over the weekend we have been inundated by kind messages of support from throughout the coaching community and Scottish football as a whole that have shown how highly Eddie is regarded.
“We would like to thank everyone who contacted us, coaches and players, fans of our own club and supporters of others, and we will pass on all of the good wishes to Eddie in due course.”
Mr Wolecki Black was once a coach for Dundee United, and also had spells at Brechin and Arbroath.