Newcastle Utd have confirmed that John Carver will remain in charge of the first team until the end of the season.
The 50-year-old will take the reigns at his boyhood club following Alan Pardew's surprise departure to Crystal Palace.
He is yet to win a game since being appointed in the interim, but is confident he is the right man for the club.
He told the Magpies' official website: "This is a proud day for me. I have worked with, and learnt from, the best manager that this football club has had in Sir Bobby Robson. I know what this Club means to this city and its people. I believe in my players and the staff I have around me.
"I am confident that we can deliver exciting successful football and look forward with relish to my role as head coach of this great football club."
Newcastle managing director Lee Charnley added: "At the beginning of this process it was my desire and intention to appoint an individual to the position of head coach who would be available to start immediately.
"Having now explored at some length the options available to us at this time, the decision has been taken to defer the appointment of a permanent head coach until the end of the season.
"The head coach will be a long-term appointment that will play a major role in shaping the future on-field progression of Newcastle United and it is vitally important that we get the right individual."
Carver's side currently lie in 11th place in the Premier League table on 27 points. They travel to Hull on Saturday before hosting Stoke a week later.