Cowdenbeath boss Jimmy Nicholl has been appointed assistant manager of the Northern Ireland.
Nicholl will continue in his role as manager of the Scottish Championship side, and will join Michael O’Neill for the remainder of the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.
Nicholl won 73 caps for Northern Ireland and played in the 1982 and 1986 World Cup Finals.
He enjoyed a successful club career playing in England, Scotland and Canada with clubs such as Manchester United, West Bromwich Albion, Sunderland, Raith Rovers, Rangers, Dunfermline Athletic and Toronto Blizzard.
He is currently in his second stint as manager of Cowdenbeath.
O’Neill said: “I would like to take this opportunity to welcome Jimmy on board. He has vast experience as a player and a coach and having been capped 73 times he knows what it means to play for Northern Ireland and what an honour it is.
“I have known Jimmy for over 25 years and I know that he will be a huge asset to my backroom team.”
Nicholl said: “Having played in two World Cups for Northern Ireland nothing would thrill me more than to be part of the squad to qualify for another major tournament and I am delighted that Michael and the Irish FA have seen fit to place such trust in me. I can’t wait to get started.”
Nicholl won’t have far to travel for his first match, as it is a friendly with Scotland at Hampden on Wednesday.