Bray Wanderers have appointed Eddie Gormley as manager of the eircom Premier Division side following the departure of Tony McGuirk.
 
McGuirk stepped down as Seagulls boss late on Wednesday night just a few months after taking over from Pat Devlin.
 
Former Wanderers, Spurs and Doncaster favourite Gormley, will now take the reins at the bottom of the table club until the end of the season.
 
Gormley, 37, will take the helm away to Drogheda United tonight, and U-21 manager John Flannagan will be in the dugout as his right hand man.
 
McGuirk, who has spent 15 years at the club in various capacities, presided over the first team's slump to the basement.
 
But Chairman Eddie Slevin insists that his departure was by mutual consent and that the door will always be open for him at the Carlisle Grounds.
 
He said: 'It has been a difficult few weeks for Tony and sometimes results just don't go with you and your luck is out and it gets more difficult.
 
'In our last two games we hit the woodwork and on occasions success and failure can be measured by the width of a goalpost.
 
'Tony has gone away to think about things now but everyone here greatly appreciates the work that he has done down through the years.
 
'Our door is always open to him and we hope that he returns in some capacity. Eddie Gormley has now been appointed as manager until the end of the season and we will take it from there after that.
 
'The players were informed of the situation in the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Dublin last night and they have been fully briefed.
 
'I expect that Eddie will appoint his own assistant manager although John Finnegan will be his right hand man against Drogheda United this evening.'