Former Falkirk and Coventry City manager Steven Pressley will take charge of the Scotland Under-17 team for their UEFA European Under-17 first round qualifiers against FYR Macedonia, Bulgaria and Italy later this month.
Steven left his position as manager of Coventry City in February 2015 and was previously boss of Falkirk, who he managed between 2010 and 2013.
As a player Steven made over 450 appearances for the likes of Rangers, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian and Celtic and won 32 caps for Scotland.
The Under-17s will kick off their campaign against FYR Macedonia on October 21 before taking on Bulgaria on October 23 and finishing up against Italy on October 26.
Speaking to the Scottish FA, Steven said: "I am very passionate about the game and I also care about the development of our young players. I was proud to have represented my country as a player and I am delighted to be coaching the under-17s for these forthcoming games.
"While I am out of the game at club level as a manager, this is an ideal opportunity for me to give something back to the grassroots game and I am really looking forward to helping these young players develop."
Performance Director Brian McClair is keen to introduce new coaches into the international setup and Steven will be the first to benefit from this experience and pass on his knowledge to Scotland’s up-and-coming players.
Scottish FA Performance Director, Brian McClair, said: “Steven travelled to Romania with the under-17s in August on an observational basis and we’re delighted to have him board as our lead coach for the European qualifying round in Bulgaria.
“It’s an opportunity for us to bring someone with a lot of experience as a player and coach into the international setup and I’m sure Steven will offer up some fresh ideas.
“He is very enthusiastic about joining us for this trip and I am confident there will be benefits for everyone involved.”
National Youth Team coaches Ricky Sbragia and Scot Gemmill will also travel with the squad to Bulgaria.
Scotland Under-17 squad:
Aidan McAdams (Celtic)
Kieran Wright (Rangers)
Daniel Baur (Heart of Midlothian)
Tony Gallacher (Falkirk)
Dan Meredith (West Bromwich Albion)
Shaun Bowers (Celtic)
Wallace Duffy (Celtic)
Liam Burt (Rangers)
Lee Connelly (Queen’s Park)
Jamie Barjonas (Rangers)
Lewis Bell (Celtic)
Kyle McAllister (St Mirren)
Broque Watson (Celtic)
Jack Aitchison (Celtic)
Lewis Morrison (Kilmarnock)
Glenn Middleton (Norwich City)
Callum Morrison (Heart of Midlothian)
Matthew Knox (Livingston)