Ronald Koeman has been named as the new coach of Dutch champions AZ Alkmaar, succeeding Louis Van Gaal who has left to take charge at Bayern Munich.
The 46-year-old Koeman has signed a two-year contract, the club said.
“To succeed Louis, we wanted a top coach and we preferred a Dutchman,” said AZ president Dirk Scheringa.
Koeman’s last management job was with Valencia in Spain, but he left in April 2008.
Koeman has also coached Ajax (2001-2005), Benfica (2005-2006), PSV Eindhoven (2006-2007) and then Valencia (October 2007-April 2008).