The Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) has appointed 35-year-old Charles Mhlauri as national team coach until the end of the year.
Zifa intends to appoint a coach on a long-term contract in January.
Mhlauri is recognised as one of the best club coaches in the country.
He took Harare club CAPS United to a 10-point lead in Zimbabwe's Premier League with nine games remaining.
Belgian Marc Mertens will work as his technical adviser but Mhlauri will have overall control of the team.
Mertens, who is based in Belgium, will monitor the performances of the Europe-based players and instil discipline in the team.
The Warriors play Angola in a World Cup qualifier on 9 October and Zambia in the Cosafa Cup semi-final on 24 October.
Mhlauri becomes the third Warriors coach this year, following the resignation of Sunday Marimo in May and the sacking of Rahman Gumbo this month.
There were 11 applicants for the post, among them Argentinian Jorge Valdano and former Warriors goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar, who appears to be Zifa's long-term target.
"Bruce was not available for the World Cup qualifier against Angola, so we could not consider him," said Zifa vice-chairman Wyatt Mpofu, who is responsible for the national team.
"But he's very much in the picture. We're still talking to him, but money is a problem."
Mpofu insists that Gumbo was not fired for losing 3-0 at home to Nigeria in a World Cup qualifier, but for "rampant indiscipline" in the training camp.
Mhlauri is the youngest coach to take control of the national team.
"It's an honour of course, but I'll just take the post with the respect it deserves," he said.
"We're still in with a chance of qualifying for the Nations Cup, but our fate is no longer in our hands for the World Cup.
"We have to hope that some one beats Nigeria for us."
This is from the bbcnews.com