Aberdeen have replaced the axed Jim Leighton with Colin Meldrum as their new goalkeeping coach. Dons boss Mark McGhee was also considering a bid to bring in former Wimbledon goalkeeper Hans Segers, who is currently coaching at PSV Eindhoven, but instead elected to raid his former club Motherwell.
"It's a good club, a family club, and I'll miss the place. But I think it is time for me to move on and Aberdeen was a good option for me.
"I've left on good terms though and I want to wish everyone at Motherwell every success in the future."
McGhee told RedTV: "We approached Motherwell about Colin Meldrum and they've been sympathetic - they know that Colin wants to come here."
He said of 33-year-old Meldrum, who is 18 years Leighton's junior: "He's got expertise in the gymnasium; he's got expertise on the physical fitness side of it.
"He brings a lot more than simply being a goalkeeping coach.
"He's young, he's ambitious, he's enthusiastic. He brings a lot to my team and we look forward to linking up with him again."