Following the departure of Paolo Di Canio this move has been made to allow the prospective new owners of the Robins time to consider who they will appoint as the Italian's replacement.
And the duo, who have been regulars for the League One leaders this season, will take charge of the home game against Preston this weekend and have the full support of the first-team squad.
A goalkeeping coach and fitness coach will be brought in to assist the pair on a temporary basis.
A club statement said: This initiative has the full support of the prospective new owners, allowing them the opportunity to assess all of the applications that have been received in relation to the vacant managerial position and take a considered view for the long-term benefit of the club."
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