John Carver has been appointed caretaker-manager of Leeds following this week's departure of Kevin Blackwell.
Blackwell was sacked by the Elland Road board on Wednesday and his assistant Carver has been placed in temporary charge in time for Saturday's visit of Birmingham.
A club statement read: 'Leeds United have confirmed that John Carver will take over as the club's caretaker-manager, following the departure of Kevin Blackwell.
'John will be assisted by current reserve-team manager David Geddis, and will work in close conjunction with Gwyn Williams, the club's technical director.
'This appointment will take immediate effect and his first game in charge will be against Birmingham City on Saturday.
'The club will not be making any further comment at this stage.'