Former Australia coach Eddie Jones has agreed to take charge of Australian provincial team Queensland.
Jones has negotiated a three-year deal with the Reds after losing his job in charge of the national team last month following a dismal season.
He will work on player development and recruitment before taking over the coaching role from Jeff Miller at the conclusion of the 2006 Super 14 season.
"This is a real coup," said Queensland Rugby Union chairman Theo Psaros.
Jones was sacked after the Wallabies failed to win a single match in the Tri-nations then lost three of their four matches in Europe.
"I am thoroughly looking forward to the challenges which lie ahead," said Jones. "There is great potential within this team."
Jones coached the ACT Brumbies to the Super 12 title in 2001, before succeeding Rod Macqueen as Wallabies coach, taking them to the 2003 World Cup final.
Queensland finished third last in 2005 and are the only Australian team from the original Super 12 never to have made the final.