Islamabad: The Pakistan Cricket Board has appointed chief selector Mohsin Khan as the interim coach for the series against Sri Lanka.
The PCB has been looking for a full-time coach after Waqar Younis quit due to personal reasons soon after winning one-off Test, three ODIs and two Twenty20s against Zimbabwe last month.
The Test series against Sri Lanka begins in Abu Dhabi on October 18, followed by five one-day internationals and a Twenty20.
The PCB says "Khan will be the coach for the Pakistan vs Sri Lanka series only," adding it was "in the process of appointing a full-time coach."
The 56-year-old Khan, a charismatic opener who played 46 Tests and 75 one-day matches between 1977 and 1986, assumed charge as chief selector in 2010.
He is the fourth coach since PCB chairman Ijaz Butt's tenure began in 2008.
Butt sacked Australian coach Geoff Lawson and then replaced Intikhab Alam with Waqar in 2010.
Former Test batsman Ijaz Ahmed was named as assistant coach.
Naveed Akram Cheema will join the team as manager after the Tests and will stay on for the December tour of Bangladesh.
PCB development manager Intikhab Alam heads the three-man committee looking for a new coach. The committee has shortlisted five names, but last week Alam refused to reveal the names.