Former South Africa head coach Mickey Arthur has been handed the role as the new man in charge of the Australia national team.
The Baggy Greens, who are 11/4 with bookmaker to regain the Ashes in England in 2013, recently drew a two-match Test series in South Africa and Arthur is upbeat about the prospects for future success.
He said: “I am honoured and privileged to have another chance to coach an international team, particularly a team of the ilk of Australia.
“Australia has an abundance of cricket talent and I am confident the talent is there to ensure Australia is successful.”
Arthur will be in charge when Australia next take to the field for two home Tests against New Zealand in December.
The first Test gets underway at the Gabba in Brisbane on Thursday 1st December, with the second match in Hobart just over a week later.