League One side Stevenage have appointed Graham Westley for a third spell as manager.
Westley, 45, ended a second, three-year stint at Boro in January 2012 to take charge of Preston North End.
Graham Westley factfile
- Born 4 March 1968 in Hounslow
- Started his career as a striker as trainee at Queen's Park Rangers
- Left QPR in 1986 and had spells at 13 different clubs, including Gillingham, Enfield and Harrow Borough before an ankle injury curtailed his playing career
- Moved into management with Kingstonian in 1996
- Had spells at Enfield and Farnborough before moving to Stevenage for the first time
- Took the club into the Conference play-offs but lost in the final to Carlisle
- Left in 2006, but after spells at Rushden and Kettering, came back to the Lamex Stadium
- Secured back-to-back promotions with Stevenage to take them from the Conference to League One
- Left to replace Phil Brown as Preston boss in January 2012
- Sacked as Preston North End manager in February 2013
dismissed by North End in February
after and has returned to the club he previously led to back-to-back promotions.
Westley replaces Gary Smith,
who was sacked on 20 March
after a run of 14 losses in 18 games.
"Graham was keen to come back to Stevenage and, although I met some strong candidates, without doubt I think he's the best man for the job right now," said Stevenage chairman Phil Wallace.
"The club enjoyed a great deal of success before he left last year and we moved forwards significantly in his time here on several levels.
"Since he left we've continued that progress in people and infrastructure off the pitch. So we spent a lot of time this past week talking about things we feel we could do better this time round and we've put many of those into our contractual arrangement."
Stevenage are 15th in League One on 50 points, 10 clear of the relegation zone.