Chairman Barry Norgrove has handed Kidderminster Harriers' managerial reins to Martin-O'Connor until the New Year.
The player-coach initially took over as caretakermanager from the dismissed Stuart Watkiss for last weekend's clash at Accrington Stanley.
But the former Birmingham City and Walsall midfielder will be in charge until a permanent appointment is made.
O'Connor said: "Things will stay as they are for now.
"The board have said they want to appoint a manager as soon as possible, ideally within the next two or three weeks, and that they'd like me to watch over things, until that point at least. I'm happy to do that and help out where I can."
Norgrove and his directors are set to meet this week to discuss applicants for the post.
Harriers, with one eye on Saturday's FA Trophy tie with Scarborough, are set to shuffle their line-up for tonight's Worcestershire Senior Cup tie at home to Halesowen Town.
Wayne Graves, Gavin Hurren, John Danby, Laurie Wilson and youngster Mitch Butler could feature but Marc Pugh, the teenage front-runner, has returned to Burnley after a month's stay.
O'Connor, however, is hoping to secure fellow work experience youngster Simon Heslop for a longer period from Barnsley.