Dundalk FC have confirmed Vinny Perth's reappointment as head coach, less than ten months after he was sacked by the club.
Perth won four trophies during his first season in charge in 2019, including the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title after stepping up from assistant to head coach following Stephen Kenny's departure.
The 44-year-old was axed by Dundalk chairman Bill Hulsizer last August after a three-game winless run in the league and a 3-0 Champions League defeat to NK Celje.
Perth will work under sporting director Jim Magilton, who had been in interim charge since Filippo Giovagnoli and Shane Keegan departed the club in April.
Former Shelbourne defender Dave Rogers had been Magilton's pick to come in, initially as his assistant, and had looked set for the top job on Monday after a meeting with club staff.
Dundalk said in a statement: "Vinny’s history at Dundalk includes a period that saw the Lilywhites enjoy an unprecedented spell of domestic and European success.
"Perth will report to Jim Magilton. We are confident that this will be an effective combination to return the Lilywhites to winning ways.
"We would also like to thank all of our staff, supporters, and fans for their patience and support during this difficult time.
"We are all looking forward to enjoying football and hoisting some new trophies in the near future."
Perth’s first game back in charge will be at home to Longford Town on Friday. Dundalk sit eighth in the Premier Division table with four wins from 15 games.