Long-time assistant Rado Vidosic has been handed the chance to continue Ange Postecoglou's work at Brisbane Roar.
Vidosic has been appointed Roar coach a day after the resignation of Postecoglou, who led the Roar to their second A-League title in succession in Sunday's 2-1 win over the Perth Glory.
The appointment was announced at a press conference on Wednesday, with Vidosic having been at the club since its inaugural season.
He has been credited with a vital role in the much-vaunted style of the Roar over their title-winning seasons, and revealed the club's hierarchy had known Postecoglou's decision to depart for almost two weeks.
"I have been through a lot with the club," Vidosic told reporters.
"The last two years have been fantastic. From the performances, the results, to getting new owners.
"It is a really exciting time ahead of us."
Vidosic has little time to work his way into his new position, with the Roar to resume their AFC Champions League campaign on May 2 against J.League side FC Tokyo.The Roar are unlikely to make the knockout stages, given they have two losses and two draws, and Vidosic said his challenge was to ensure Roar could bring their domestic success to Asia.
Changing his squad, however, was not high on his list of priorities.
"I don't need to make any changes," he said.
"This group of players has been fantastic for us.
"I don't think any other club has had such a great playing group.
"As a matter of fact, we need to sit down and tie them down for a few more years."
Vidosic said timing had "to be right" on a reunion with son Dario Vidosic, who is Adelaide United's Australian marquee player but had an unconvincing first season at the Reds.