Heerenveen have confirmed that FC Groningen manager Ron Jans will take charge of the club at the end of the season.
Jans is the longest serving coach in the Dutch Eredivisie after spending eight years at Groningen, but he is set to make the switch to rivals Heerenveen.
The 51-year-old had already announced that he would leave his current club at the end of the campaign, and Pieter Huistra has already been lined up as his replacement.
“We are very pleased with the arrival of Ron Jans,” Heerenveen club director Yme Kuiper said.
“We think he is the type of coach that fits perfectly with our club.
“Ron Jans has demonstrated his craft at Groningen.”
Heerenveen hope Jans will bring stability to the club after a turbulent campaign so far.
Former manager Trond Sollied was sacked in September with Jan de Jonge brought in on a temporary basis.
However, De Jonge resigned earlier this month and Jan Everse was then placed in charge until the end of the season.