Colin Hendry has been appointed as first team coach at Blackburn Rovers.
The 46-year old former Ewood Park skipper has been added to Steve Kean's coaching staff ahead of the 2012/13 season and is looking forward to helping his old club and again being involved so closely with the game.
"I'm very excited for myself and my family," Hendry said. "It's a shot in the arm for me. I'm looking forward to it.
"When you've been in the industry for as long as I've been, like a lot of people have, I suppose you're a bit like a fish out of water.
"You keep your hand in as much as you can, I've done a lot of media work, but it's nothing like being involved in the game itself. It's the next best thing after playing.
"I've had offers, one or two from abroad, and it's well versed what's happened in my life. It had to be right, not just for me, but for the family as well."