Bournemouth have appointed Jimmy Quinn as their new manager after the departure of Kevin Bond.
The League Two strugglers sacked Bond yesterday following a disappointing start to the campaign after last season's relegation.
They then moved quickly to bring in former Cambridge boss Quinn as successor at Dean Court.
Former Bournemouth and Northern Ireland striker Quinn, who will be assisted by Jason Tindall, said: 'It's a pleasure to be back.
'It's a tough job, but with the stadium, facilities and players, I'm confident we can stay in the division.'
Bournemouth were beaten 3-1 by Port Vale at the weekend to leave them with just two points from their first four fixtures.
Chief executive Alastair Saverimutto told the Bournemouth Daily Echo: 'We felt the changes needed to be made now.
'The changes were made based on what we've seen and where we want this club to go. Unfortunately, Kevin and his management team were not a part of the future plans.'
The Cherries started the campaign on -17 points after failing to exit administration via the necessary Company Voluntary Agreement and for being declared insolvent for the second time in as many years.
Bond had taken charge in October 2006 and saw his side relegated from League One on the final day of last season after a 10-point deduction.