GLASGOW, May 17 (Reuters) - Motherwell named former Scotland defender Maurice Malpas as their manager on Wednesday following the departure of Terry Butcher.
Malpas had been assistant to Butcher who has taken charge of Australian side Sydney FC.
"I am delighted to accept the job and be at the helm of a great club," Malpas said on the club's website. He has signed a three-year deal.
The 43-year-old former Dundee United player is expected to combine the Motherwell post with his duties as Scotland under-21 coach. Motherwell finished eighth in the 12-team Scottish Premier League this season.