Stuart Taylor has returned to Hamilton as the cinch Championship club’s new head coach.
The 46-year-old left his coaching role at Ross County earlier in the week.
The former St Mirren and Airdrie midfielder spent four years at Hamilton as assistant to Billy Reid from 2007, and also played during their promotion-winning season in 2008.
Taylor told the club’s official website: “I am delighted to be back at this great club, I have had many fantastic memories during my first time here and to now have the privilege to sit here as the club’s new head coach is a real honour for me.
“I am a coach who loves working with players and improving them.
“This club is well known throughout Britain for doing that and I feel coming here as a coach is a good fit.”
Taylor has had a varied coaching career, working in Qatar at the same club as his Accies predecessor Brian Rice, although not at the same time. He managed Limerick for a season and has had roles with Wolves, Stoke, and Ipswich.
Chairman Allan Maitland said: “We are delighted to have a coach of Stuart’s quality as our head coach. He knows the club well and understands what our club is all about.
“As a coach, he comes here with a great amount of experience and we look forward to working with him.”
Taylor will have a watching brief for Saturday’s match against Kilmarnock while Guillaume Beuzelin and George Cairns take charge. Both caretakers and Brian Potter will remain on the coaching staff moving forward.