Former Senegal striker, Mbaye Leye, has been named as the new manager for Belgian outfit Standard Liege after successful stints as a player and assistant coach at the club.
He takes over from Philippe Montanier, who was axed at the weekend after 28 games in charge.
The club in a brief statement said the 38 year- old Senegalese coach has signed a deal to the end of the 2020-21 season.
He becomes the third African international to have coached a division club in Europe, following Angola international, Lito Vidigal who coached Belenenses, Boavista, Vitoria Setubal, Maccabi Tel Aviv; Omar Daf who coached French Ligue 2 club Sochaux and Sunday Oliseh who managed Fortuna Sittard.
Standard Liege are seeking to end a run of four successive defeat when they play their next match at home to Waasland on January 11, 2021.