He arrived at East Fife in 2008 as a player but, following the departure of then boss Dave Baikie, stepped in to the manager’s position.
After that role came to an end, the former Scotland striker stepped into coaching roles at clubs including Falkirk and Heart of Midlothian before returning to the Pars and guiding them to the end of season promotion play-offs last season.
The first game in his second run as manager comes this Saturday when the Fifers host Alloa Athletic.
On his appointment, Crawford said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to manage East Fife Football Club again. It has all happened very quickly and it was the first job that I found myself attracted to since leaving Dunfermline Athletic in May.
“I would like to thank Edinburgh City for giving me the opportunity to speak to East Fife and I wish Gary Naysmith, Jim Brown and everyone at Edinburgh City all the best for the rest of the season.”