Berwick Rangers have announced that Ian Little will remain in charge until "at least the end of the season".
And the 38-year-old, who was handed the role on a caretaker basis in October, has been given permission to appoint an assistant manager.
Under Little, Berwick have moved up to fifth spot in Division Three, two points behind Queen's Park in the final promotion play-off spot.
They have won three and drawn three of their eight matches under his charge.
Berwick's improved form earned him the manager of the month award for November in Division Three.
Forward Little, who joined Berwick in 2004 after spells with Livingston, Stenhousemuir and Alloa, played the last of his four games this season in his first match in charge, a 1-1 draw with Elgin.
Former Partick Thistle boss Ian McCall was also strongly linked with the post.