Dumped Auckland rugby coach Mark Anscombe has been quick to secure a glamour job in Europe, signing a two-year deal to take control of Ulster.
The Irish club released a statement confirming Anscombe as their new coach from next season.
He lost his Auckland ITM Cup job to Wayne Pivac earlier in the year but has bounced back to land what will obviously be a lucrative position in an ambitious club.
Ulster's playing roster includes former Auckland and All Blacks prop John Afoa and former Northland and Blues backline utility Jared Payne, two players Anscombe has worked with in New Zealand.
"It has been a long and detailed process but we're now delighted to confirm that Mark will be joining us next season," Ulster's director of rugby David Humphreys said.
"We all believe that he has the experience, ability and knowledge to build on the success of the last two years.
"We were all very impressed with Mark during the interview process, he know what it takes to get the best out of players and has an in-depth understanding of the game. He has strong leadership qualities and will challenge both the players and staff in ways some of them haven't been challenged before."
Anscombe is delighted with his fresh challenge.
"I've been keeping an eye on Ulster for a while now and I'm very impressed with the plans and what's happening at Ulster Rugby and I've very excited about the prospect at being involved in that," he said.
"It goes without saying that the job will present me with an exciting challenge.
"Ulster have been developing over the past few years, they've had some new players come in to strengthen the squad so the foundations are there but there's a lot of work to be done in terms of moving on to the next stage and that will be a challenge for me and for all of us."
Anscombe, a former North Harbour player, has coached Auckland and Northland in New Zealand as well as being in charge of the national under-20 team that won the junior World Cup.
He will move to Ulster in June.