The Hoops have confirmed that the former St Patrick's Athletic assistant manager will take over the reins from Brian Laws at Tallaght Stadium
Rovers had been seeking a replacement for Stephen Kenny following the Dubliner's dismissal and had appointed former Burnley manager Brian Laws as a Director of Football on a short-term basis. However, Laws opted to depart the club in order to take over the reins at Scunthorpe United, leaving a vacancy at Tallaght Stadium.
Croly, 38, had previously worked with the Hoops when he served as assistant manager to Michael O'Neill in 2009 before joining the backroom staff at St Patrick's Athletic, and has now agreed to take on the managerial role.
Speaking at today's announcement, Croly said: "I’m delighted to be back at Shamrock Rovers and taking up the position of manager.
"I’m looking forward to working with the players that are already here and to assembling a squad that can represent Shamrock Rovers well as a club."
Meanwhile, former Shamrock Rovers defender Colin Hawkins will serve as Croly's assistant manager, with Noel White, Tim Dalton and Philip McMahon completing the coaching staff.