Former Scotland defender Gary Naysmith has been appointed manager of East Fife.
was given the role of caretaker boss after Willie Aitchison resigned last month
with the side sitting bottom of League One.
Naysmith left Aberdeen in the summer, and, after a spell training with Hearts, moved to New Bayview.
He has agreed an 18-month contract, which will keep him at the club until the summer of 2015.
Naysmith trained with Hearts in the summer, but the the Edinburgh club were penalised with a signing embargo after entering administration.
The left-back, who also played for Everton, Sheffield United and Huddersfield Town, moved to East Fife to continue his playing career.
Aitchison parted company with the Methil outfit after a string of poor results left them bottom of the table.
He had been appointed East Fife manager in June,
succeeding Billy Brown.