Inverness have brought Maurice Malpas back to the Highlands to help their uphill battle for Ladbrokes Premiership survival.
Caley Thistle announced their former assistant manager would be joining Richie Foran’s coaching staff for the rest of the season.
In a brief statement, m anager Foran added: “I am delighted to welcome Maurice back to the club and to my staff. He is a great coach with huge experience of Scottish football and his knowledge and extra set of eyes will be invaluable for the challenges ahead.”
Chairman Kenny Cameron said: “The board are delighted to help the manager and his backroom team in any way possible, in the battle for survival in the Scottish Premiership.”
Inverness slipped five points adrift of Dundee on Saturday when they fell to a 4-2 defeat by Motherwell at Fir Park. They have now won just once in 22 league matches.
The arrival of the former Dundee United and Scotland defender to join Foran and his assistant, Brian Rice, comes after Caley Thistle conceded seven goals in two matches. They have only kept one clean sheet in the league all season.
Malpas spent four-and-a-half years at Inverness as Terry Butcher’s assistant before the pair left for Hibernian in November 2013, but the move to Easter Road turned sour as the Leith club were relegated at the end of the campaign and they both lost their jobs.
The 54-year-old former Motherwell and Swinson manager later had a six-month spell as director of football at Raith Rovers.
The development comes a day after Dundee appointed Neil McCann as their manager after sacking Paul Hartley.