Vitesse will unveil Peter Bosz as their new manager on Thursday after agreeing a deal with Heracles.
The 49-year-old will replace former manager Fred Rutten, who was sacked at the end of last season despite guiding the club to a fourth-place finish in the Eredivisie.
Bosz took Heracles to 12th in the table last season but has now been lured back to Vitesse, where he made 81 appearances as a player, by the promise of European football next season.
Following his playing career, Bosz managed De Graafschap, Heracles twice and he has also been the technical director at Feyenoord.
His move to Vitesse sees him in charge of an Eredivisie club for the first time.
One of his first jobs is likely to be fending off interest in some of his top players, with both Wilfried Bony and Marco van Ginkel believed to be attracting interest from the Premier League.
Bony scored 31 goals for Vitesse last season and keeping him at the Gelredome will be a big challenge for the new manager, although their participation in the UEFA Europa League may help persuade the Ivorian to stay.
Bosz’s assistant at Heracles, Hendrie Kruzen, will join him at Vitesse as they look to build on the club’s best league finish in 13 years.