Gbenga Ogunbote has dumped Enugu Rangers for Lobi Stars ahead of the 2019 Nigeria Professional Football League season.
The 54-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Markudi outfit.
Ogunbote guided Rangers to a third-place finish at the just-concluded NPFL Championship playoffs and also clinched a Confederations Cup spot for the former league winners, but opted to move on after talks over an extension at the club fell through.
He takes over from interim coach Evan Ogenyi, who led Lobi to a fifth-place finish last season.
During his two-year spell at Rangers, Ogunbote won his first ever silverware in two decades as a coach when he guided the Flying Antelopes to their maiden Aiteo Cup title in 35 years, defeating Kano Pillars 4-2 on penalties after regulation time ended 3-3 in 2018.
Ogunbote had coached several clubs like Sunshine Stars, Shooting Stars, Enyimba and Giwa FC.
Meanwhile, Rangers have appointed Benedict Ugwu as a caretaker coach.
The General Manager of the Flying Antelopes, Davidson Owumi, said in a media statement on Wednesday that “There is no room for any vacuum and Ugwu has shown through his actions and technical contributions that he has what it takes to lead our team on a caretaker basis.”