Peterborough have confirmed the appointment of Kettering manager Mark Cooper as the new boss at London Road.
Cooper, 40, took charge of the Poppies' 2-0 Blue Square Premier win at Cambridge on Saturday but will take charge of the Coca-Cola Championship strugglers from Monday.
Cooper, who has no league managerial experience, has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract and replaces Darren Ferguson, who left by mutual consent on Tuesday.
Director of football Barry Fry told the Peterborough Evening Telegraph: "We have done everything by the book. He is a young, hungry manager who I am personally delighted to have on board."