Brendon McCullum has been appointed as the head coach of Kolkata Knight Riders following the exit of Jacques Kallis.
McCullum had two stints as a player with KKR in the Indian Premier League, between 2008 and 2010 and then again for the 2012-13 seasons.
The announcement comes after McCullum was appointed in the same role for Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League. Trinbago Knight Riders is owned by the same group as Kolkata Knight Riders.
"It's a great honour to take on this responsibility," said McCullum, who recently announced to quit from all forms of cricket.
"The Knight Rider franchises in IPL & CPL have become iconic and have set the standard in franchise cricket. We have fantastic squads in both KKR & TKR and I along with the support staff will be looking to build on the successes both franchises have enjoyed," he added.
KKR have also parted ways with Simon Katich who was the assistant coach for the franchise but a replacement for him is not named yet.