Swindon Town have confirmed the appointment of Phil Brown, replacing the departed David Flitcroft at the Robins' helm.
Brown was previously in charge of Southend United for five years, before he was relieved of his duties back in January of this year.
Swindon are ninth in League Two after a slip-up against Cheltenham Town at the weekend, but are level on points with Lincoln City, who occupy the final play-off position.
“It’s a great challenge,” said Brown. “The lure of the play-offs and possible promotion was a big attraction for me – it was an easy decision to make.”