David Weir has described his new job as Sheffield United manager as "a great opportunity" after leaving his role as reserve team coach at Everton.
Weir, who has signed a three-year contract at Bramall Lane, is set to give his first press conference as boss of the League One club on Tuesday.
The 43-year-old former centre-back, who played for Everton between 1999 and 2007, had been on the coaching staff at Goodison Park since February 2012.
He told Sheffield United's official website: "My first thoughts about the job are of excitement. I understand how privileged I am to be named manager of a fantastic football club like Sheffield United.
"I realise what a great opportunity is in front of me now, and my message to the supporters is that I will work hard and give everything to be successful at Bramall Lane.
"I honestly can't wait to get started and get a real feel for the club, then obviously I am eager to get organised for when the players return for pre-season training later this month."
United had been searching for a permanent manager since the departure of Danny Wilson on April 10.
Wilson left the club after a run of two wins in eight games effectively ended their chances of automatic promotion. They went on to lose to Yeovil in the League One play-off semi-finals.