Former Warwickshire captain Dermot Reeve has been named by New Zealand side Central Districts as their new coach.
Reeve, who captained the Bears during their golden years in the mid-1990s, takes over from ex-England batsman Graham Barlow who stepped down at the end of last season after four years in charge.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive Justin Vaughan described the appointment of Reeve, the 1995 Wisden Cricketer of the Year, as a "great opportunity" for Central Districts.
"We need to bridge the gap between our State domestic players and international cricket and having a coach of the quality of Dermot will help take us in that direction," he said.
Reeve, who moved to New Zealand in 2006, said: "I am delighted to have the opportunity to coach the Central Stags and to give my assistance to cricket in New Zealand."
Under a new NZC initiative, Reeve will be contracted centrally and will take part in wider coaching programmes away from Central Districts during the off-season. He takes up his position with the Stags on August 1.