Terry Hyland succeeds Val Andrews following his resignation last week.
Andrews stepped down from the position amid reports that players voted in favour of a change of management.
Hyland’s name was put forward at a specially convened committee meeting and he received the unanimous backing of the club delegates, while Anthony Forde will take over as team trainer and selector.
Hyland, who has been appointed on a four-year term, has led two successive Cavan U-21 sides to back-to-back Ulster titles and he will take charge of the Breffni men when the take on Roscommon in Saturday’s Under-21 All-Ireland semi-final.
His first game in charge of the senior side will be the Ulster SFC preliminary round clash with Donegal on May 20.
“This brings to an end a difficult week for the county. The chairman, officers and board congratulate Terry & Anthony and wish them every good luck as the commence preparation for Cavan’s USFC game with Donegal on the 20th of May,” a statement from the Cavan County Board read.