Inverness Caledonian Thistle has announced that Neil McCann will take on the role of Acting Director while John Robertson is on compassionate leave.
The Highlands confirmed on Monday that Robertson will be taking time away from the club following family mourning.
The longtime boss was already without number two Scott Kellacher due to a serious illness and will now spend a period away from the Scottish Championship side.
McCann started his coaching career at Dunfermline alongside manager Jim Jefferies.
He took over the former Dundee side on an interim basis in April 2017 and helped the club maintain their top status before being appointed on a permanent basis.
However, he was sacked in October 2018 with the club at the bottom of the Premiership table.
The 46-year-old won three Scottish titles, four Scottish Cups and two Scottish League Cups during his time at Rangers as a player. He also won the Scottish Cup with Hearts in 1998.
Inverness is sixth in the table after a 2-2 draw with Alloa on Tuesday.