Heart of Midlothian has confirmed the appointment of
The 50-year-old leaves his position at Raith Rovers to take up the post at Tynecastle, where he was previously employed as a coach for 10 years.
A Hearts spokesperson confirmed: "We are delighted to announce the arrival of
McGlynn admitted leaving Raith will be a wrench but believes now is the right time for a new challenge at a club which already means a lot to him.
He told HeartsTV: "I'm looking forward to it and I'm delighted to be back. I've had five-and-a-half good years at Raith Rovers and I'm looking forward to the challenge.
"I've got to go back to Raith Rovers tonight and say goodbye to the players and that's going to be difficult because there are some great characters there and some great players at that particular level.
"I built up some great relationships with the board of directors, the players, my backroom staff and all the fans. Everyone has been so good to me to be honest so it is a wrench to leave Raith Rovers.
"It's been good there and I've had some good times but it's time for a move. I'm ambitious and I'm delighted to get back to the SPL with a club that's at my heart.
"I was 10 years here previously. I know the players and I know the younger players coming through, having worked with some of them at Raith Rovers.
"I'm looking forward to working with the players."
Scottish Premier League
Heart of Midlothian will begin next season with a 15-point penalty after major creditor Ukio Bankas succeeded in installing its preferred administrator in charge of the club.