Shamrock Rovers manager Michael O'Neill has appointed former Northern Ireland team-mate Jim Magilton as assistant boss on a temporary basis.
Magilton managed both Ipswich Town and QPR in the Championship.
"I was delighted when he said he would assist me until I find the right candidate for the job on a permanent basis," said O'Neill.
"He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience at the highest level and is someone I trust implicitly."
O'Neill added: "I thought Jim's other commitments in Northern Ireland and the UK would prevent him helping me at this crucial stage of the season."
The Dublin side are the reigning League of Ireland Premier Division champions and sit a point clear at the top in the current campaign.