FORMER North Melbourne player Peter German will coach Albury for the next three seasons.
In a huge coup for the Ovens and Murray ladder leader, the Tigers unveiled their succession plan to players before training on Tuesday night.
Co-coaches Shaun Daly and Chris Hyde will stay on as players.
German, a former teammate of Tiger legend Paul Spargo, has watched the Tigers play on several occasions this season.
Albury president Stuart Hodgson said German's coaching record was outstanding.
"Peter's record in player development is second to none," Hodgson said.
"I wouldn't think the Ovens and Murray has had too many better credentialed coaches.
"He helped players like Daniel Wells and Matt Priddis into the AFL and we think he will be fantastic with the number of young players we have coming through the footy club.
"We considered the changing landscape of country football and thought the time was right to look for a coach from outside.
"It's exciting for everyone.
"Shaun Daly and Chris Hyde have been fantastic coaches and it's great they will be staying on as players."
German, 53, is set to visit the Border on Friday to meet players and speak to the media.
After playing 184 matches for North Melbourne, German entered coaching ranks with Burnie in 1995.
He then spent time as an assistant-coach with Hawthorn and West Coast before joining Subiaco as head coach and guiding the WAFL club to two premierships.
Chris Connolly lured him to Fremantle as an assistant in 2007.
German returned to Victoria in 2009 and took over at Casey Scorpions where he was named VFL Coach of the Year.
He was snapped up by Western Bulldogs in 2010 and spent three years with the Bulldogs as a development coach and senior coach of its VFL affiliate Williamstown.
German coached Coburg from 2014 and 2017 before taking this season off to recharge his batteries.
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