John McGlynn has joined Hearts as the Edinburgh club's new manager.
The Raith Rovers boss returns to Tynecastle after six years in Kirkcaldy, during which time he gained promotion to the First Division and took the club to the 2010 Scottish Cup semi-final, as well as winning the PFA Scottish Manager of the Year award.
A statement from Hearts read: "We are delighted to announce the arrival of John McGlynn as manager of Heart of Midlothian FC.
"Understandably the post attracted interest from around the globe and the quality of the applications made it a difficult decision.
"John's track record, though, in developing young players is outstanding and one of the key criteria for the appointment was an ability to successfully integrate youngsters into a senior squad which can compete competitively at the top end of the table.
"He also knows the club intimately having previously spent 10 years as a coach here and we are confident he can take the club forward and build on the success of last season's Scottish Cup triumph.
"We would also like to put on record our appreciation of Raith Rovers' co-operation in this matter and wish them all the best for the forthcoming season."
The 50-year-old had spent ten years with Hearts as a coach of the youth and first teams, and took caretaker charge of the team twice, following the departures of John Robertson in 2005 and George Burley in 2006.
The one-time Berwick Rangers player left to join Raith Rovers in 2006. He won the Second Division championship with the club in 2009, before taking the team to the Scottish Cup semi-final a year later.
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