Cork City have announced Neale Fenn as their new manager after agreeing terms with Longford Town.
Fenn scored 27 goals in 84 league appearances for Cork between 2004 and 2006 and won the Premier Division title with the Leesiders in 2005.
The former Ireland Under-21 striker had been in charge of Longford Town for the last two years but resigned from the role last week, clearing the way for a move to Cork.
Fenn told CCFC.ie: "It’s fantastic to be back here. I took a walk around Turner’s Cross and the memories came flooding back of the fantastic nights in front of the Shed End – winning trophies and those great European nights."
He added: "I can’t wait to get going now. I’ve met the backroom team, a lot of who I know from my playing and coaching career. We’re committed now to finishing the season as high as we can in the league. There’s a very strong group of players here. The spine of the team is Cork City through and through, you need that to be successful."
Fenn will join up with the rest of the management team on Monday morning and his first game in charge will be on Friday night at Turner's Cross against Sligo Rovers.