Heineken Cup quarter-finalists Ospreys have confirmed Australian Scott Johnson's appointment as director of coaching.
Johnson, 46, will join the Welsh region at the end of this season after serving a three-month notice period with his current employers USA Rugby.
The Eagles’ national coach, one of world rugby’s most colourful characters, will head up a team in Swansea that includes Sean Holley and Jonathan Humphreys.
Holley is formally appointed head coach, with Humphreys as an assistant. They have been in charge at the Ospreys this term.
Johnson, meanwhile, returns to Wales after being part of the national squad coaching staff under Steve Hansen and then Mike Ruddock.
He was also Wales caretaker coach for three Tests in 2007 following Ruddock’s shock departure, and then became Australia’s attack coach up to, and including, the 2007 World Cup.
Ospreys elite performance director Andrew Hore said: “We have considered more than 20 coaches with the potential to measure up to a list of firm criteria.
“We believe Scott Johnson contains the right mixture of technical ability - particularly on the attacking side of the game - strong character, excellent communication skills, planning, management ability and innovation to help the Ospreys take the next step forward.
“Sean Holley and Jonathan Humphreys have shown enormous character and skill during a difficult transition period for the Ospreys, and they have earned the respect of the entire region.
“They are pivotal to the future success of the Ospreys, which is why, three months ago, Sean and Jon’s contracts were extended for a further three years.”
Holley added: “I know Scott well from his previous time in Wales, and I am looking forward to developing a strong working relationship with him that will help take the Ospreys to the next level.
“Throughout the search for a third coach, both Jon and myself have played an active part in the discussions, and our views and opinions have been fully reflected throughout the process.”
The Ospreys remain in contention for three trophies this season - Heineken Cup, EDF Energy Cup and Magners League.
They face reigning European champions Munster in the Heineken quarter-finals on April 12, which comes a fortnight after their EDF semi-final appointment with Gloucester.