Michael Duberry takes charge at Oxford following Waddock's resignation
Duberry spent three years as a player at the League two club, having previously played for Premier League giants Chelsea.
Following the termination of Gary Waddock's contract at The Kassam Stadium, Oxford United's new owners Mark Ashton and Darryl Eales have announced that the club have reached an agreement with former United hero Michael Duberry.
Despite spending just three years with United, Duberry became something of a hero to fans of The U's, earning him the nickname 'The Beast'. The Enfield-born former defender made 50 appearances for United during this time and comically scored a 'perfect hat-trick' - two own goals and a late equalizer - against Hereford United.
Duberry also has Premier League experience, having started his career with Chelsea prior to Roman Abramovich's takeover of the London club. The 37-year-old also had spells with Leeds United and Reading in England's top division.
Montserrat came calling to acquire his services for the national team on several occasions, but Duberry declined, still dreaming of a chance to play for England one day. That day never came for him but now he'll be hoping to get back into the upper echelons of English football with the team he finished his professional career with.
Retired England and Arsenal defender Sol Campbell has spoken of his joy at the hiring of both Michael Duberry and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink at Oxford and Burton Albion respectively.
"It's great that more black managers are being given opportunities at lower league club but it's still something that needs to be introduced to higher tier teams."