Notts County coach Dave Kevan has said he is happy to be back, despite being hired as a prospective assistant to a manager who did not join the club.
Kevan was set to become number two to former Hamburg boss Ricardo Moniz, who pulled out of talks earlier this week.
The 46-year-old spent three years as County assistant between 2007 and 2010, winning League Two in 2009/10.
"The circumstances are a little bit strange, but I suppose that's Notts County," he told BBC Radio Nottingham.
"I'm glad to be back at the football club," he added. "The board have brought me in to assist a manager and obviously that didn't happen.
"But I've been reassured that I'm here, and I'm delighted to be here."
Kevan arrives with County battling to stay in League One, one point from safety with eight games remaining.