Stuttgart have appointed Armin Veh as their new coach, succeeding Huub Stevens, whose contract expired at the end of the season.
Veh, who led Stuttgart to the Bundesliga title in 2007, their last major honour, has agreed a two-year contract after his deal with Eintracht Frankfurt ran out.
"I always said that there would be only one job that would attract me after this amazing time with Frankfurt," Veh told Sport1.de.
"That was always Stuttgart as I had such a good bond with them back then.
"The talks were very positive and I'm really excited and looking forward to be able to construct something again here in Stuttgart."
The Swabians only narrowly avoided relegation with Stevens, their third coach last season after Bruno Labbadia and Thomas Schneider, guiding them to safety with one match to spare. He chose not to renew his contract.
Veh has been brought in to try to transform the club's fortunes next season, with the aim a place in Europe in 2015/16.
"Armin's a real expert and he brings a lot of experience with him," Stuttgart director of sport Fredi Bobic said the club website.
"He fits in well at Stuttgart and we're going to use this summer break to push on with our plans for next season."