Black spent three seasons at Rangers, leaving Ibrox in 2015.
Less than two months on, however, Black has dropped to the sixth tier of English football for employment, signing for Chorley on a non contract basis until the end of the season.
The 32 year old, who knows Chorley boss Matt Jansen from their time together at nearby Blackburn Rovers, left Rangers in 2015 after three seasons at Ibrox.
However, despite winning two promotions under Ally McCoist, Black was never universally popular at Rangers, and his latest move, which follows spells at Shrewsbury Town and Blackpool, has proved the source of some amusement on social media.
Here's how they've reacted to the news on Twitter [for context, Black took on a part time job as a painter while then club Hearts were experiencing financial difficulties]...
I assume you need some painting and decorating done— SuperSic#58 (@AndyCarnochan) 27 October 2017
He did say he could play ANYWHERE outside the EPL guess he was right.— Paul Williamson (@Paulw1_) 27 October 2017
Decorated career....— Dave (@dm1872_) 30 October 2017
Hope there's room for his Bentley. https://t.co/0rMMH68moF— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) 30 October 2017
Just retire already.— The Rangers Family (@OneFamily_RFC) 30 October 2017
He's only there tae paint the dressing rooms— boyne waters (@boynewaters) 30 October 2017
Rangers fans - what are your fondest memories of Ian Black?