Primera Liga side Getafe have appointed Michael Laudrup as their coach after previous incumbent, Bernd Schuster, stepped down to become the new coach at Real Madrid.

Getafe said the the former Danish international had agreed a two-year contract with the club.

Laudrup, a talented playmaker who played for Juventus, Barcelona and Real Madrid, worked as assistant to Denmark coach Morten Olsen between 2000 and 2002 before becoming manager at former club Brondby.

He won two Cups and one league title with Brondby, including the double in 2005, before resigning in 2006.

Getafe finished in ninth place in the la Liga las season and qualified for the UEFA Cup for the first time after reaching the King’s Cup final.