Former England boss Steve McClaren on Thursday returned to coach FC Twente, the Dutch side he led to an historic first league title in 2010.
"The club and McClaren have agreed a two and a half year contract," said a club statement.
McClaren, who succeeds Co Adriaanse, took charge at Twente for the first time in June 2008 before leading them to a first domestic crown two years later.
He then took over at German top-flight side Wolfsburg but was sacked in February 2011.
McClaren then returned to England where he was handed the task of rekindling the fortunes of former European champions Nottingham Forest, but he resigned in October 2, 2011 as the club struggled to stay out of the second-tier Championship relegation zone.
Twente are currently third in the Dutch first division, five points behind leaders AZ Alkmaar, having lost their last three matches of 2011.