Arbroath have appointed Todd Lumsden as their new permanent manager with chairman John Christison insisting he is the “right fit” for the club.
Lumsden was assistant boss to Allan Moore before he was sacked last month with the Red Lichties board acting after a dismal run of results.
Arbroath then asked Lumsden to take over as interim manager, something he agreed to do with Moore’s blessing.
He has been in charge for the last couple of games and has helped steer the Angus side into the League Two play-offs with the club now awarding him a two-year deal as manager.
The chairman said: “I am delighted to confirm that Todd Lumsden is our new manager.
“We asked Todd to take over after Allan left and after watching him in the last couple of weeks, we believe he is the right man for the job.
“He is a lovely, intelligent guy and he seems the right fit for the club.
“We are happy to have him in charge and he fully deserves his chance.
“The fact we are in the play-offs was a big factor in his appointment as it keeps the continuity going.
“It will hopefully give the players a lift going into those games.”
Lumsden, who had a previous spell in management at Albion Rovers and works beside Moore during the week at North Lanarkshire College, said: “I had a very detailed discussion with the board on Wednesday night about how our season has gone and what the future could bring.
“I was delighted to be given the opportunity to continue and felt it was only right that I spoke to Allan as he took me there last summer.
“He told me to go for it and I am delighted that he did. Everyone knows we have had a disappointing run but we are in the play-offs and can still be promoted so there is plenty to play for.”