Australia's World Cup qualifying opponents Lebanon have re-appointed former Montenegro coach Miodrag Radulovic to lead the side, just a month before the Asian Cup in Qatar.
Radulovic replaces Croatian Nikola Jurcevic, who left on Saturday by mutual consent after only two months in the role as Lebanon prepare to open the continental championship against the hosts and title holders on January 12.
Radulovic, 56, managed Lebanon from 2015 to 2019. His first game will be a friendly versus Saudi Arabia on January 4 in Doha.
Under Jurcevic, Lebanon lost twice in friendlies against Montenegro and the United Arab Emirates and had draws against Palestine and Bangladesh in a 2026 World Cup qualifying group that also includes the Socceroos.
Australia are due to play Lebanon home and away in March.
"The decision came after discussions between members of the executive committee to secure the best technical staff available to the team before its participation in the Asian Cup finals," the Lebanese FA said in a statement of the change of coaches.
Australian Associated Press