Melbourne Heart have installed head coach John van 't Schip as John Aloisi's successor for the rest of the season.
Aloisi was sacked on Sunday with the club winless in 17 games dating back to last season and van ‘t Schip returns having led the club to their only A-League finals appearance in his second season in charge back in 2012.
The Dutchman left for ''personal and professional'' reasons following the final and managed Mexican club Chivas before returning to the Heart as a part-time technical manager in August.
Now back at the helm, club chief executive Scott Munn said van 't Schip was hungrier than ever.
''John made it clear to me he was coming here to make the finals,'' he said. ''He's coming here thinking he's got the talent to do it.''
Van 't Schip certainly believes that he has what it takes to turn the situation around.
''Melbourne Heart is a club that means a lot to me and deserves to be challenging for the finals,'' he said. ''I firmly believe we can turn the current situation around and produce some good results. There is still a lot of time left this season to change things and I am confident we have a squad that can do that.''
Heart are currently 12 points from a finals berth as they sit at the bottom of the table with just four draws from 12 games.