Aberdeen have confirmed the appointment of Mark McGhee as the new manager at Pittodrie.
The Dons had been searching for a successor to Jimmy Calderwood since May 24 and after weeks of speculation they have chosen McGhee.
The former Motherwell manager spent a successful playing spell in the Granite City that saw him win the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1983.
A frantic week of negotiations between the Fir Park club and Aberdeen have finally been concluded and allows McGhee to bring his assistant Scott Leitch north.
“The board was unanimous in the choice of Mark for our new manager, as everyone knows, these situations can be extremely delicate and you have to allow for all eventualities,” director of football Willie Miller told the Aberdeen website.
“That said, we’re delight Mark and Scott have agreed to join us and with the return of European football next month, these are exciting times here at Pittodrie.
“Mark is well known here to most Aberdeen supporters and of course, having been here as a layer, he also knows what the club means to them and he’s itching to get started.”