Club Brugge have announced the appointment of former Villarreal coach Juan Carlos Garrido.
Garrido, 43, has signed a contract until the end of the season with the option to extend the deal for a further year.
A club statement read: "Garrido is known to be a strong leader who underpins the values of hard work. He has a modern vision for the game, he values youth development and his passion for working with players is infectious. He stands for the never-say-die attitude that this club is all about."
The Spaniard has been out of work since leaving Villarreal in December 2011 after a dismal start to a season that saw the club relegated. In the previous campaign, he had led "The Yellow Submarine" to fourth place in La Liga and to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
He will be looking to improve his new side's fortunes in the Europa League, with the club currently sitting in third place in Group D, but the focus will be on domestic matters as Brugge sit a disappointing eighth in the Belgian top flight.
He replaces Georges Leekens, who had walked out on the Belgian national team in May to return to the club but was sacked earlier this month after a poor start to the season.