Ronnie McFall has been confirmed as the new manager of Glentoran until the end of the season.
McFall takes over following the sacking of Gary Haveron.
A statement on the club’s website on Thursday said: ‘Our former manager Ronnie McFall has accepted the invitation to return to the position.
‘Ronnie has vast experience in the local game and has enjoyed great success throughout his career. Ronnie will guide us until the end of the season at which time a decision on the future direction of the club will be announced.
“He will select his own backroom team and will be in charge for Saturday’s home match with Cliftonville.
‘Ronnie previously enjoyed nine highly successful years at Glentoran as both player and manager. We know our support base will give Ronnie its full backing on his return to the Oval.’
McFall led the Glens to the league title in 1981 and played for the club from 1975-1979 before taking over as manager.
In 1986, he was appointed manager of Portadown, where he remained for more than 30 years, winning four Irish league titles and three Irish Cups.