Former All Black and current Canterbury coach Scott Robertson will coach the Cruaders next year, replacing incumbent Todd Blackadder who's leaving at the end of this season.
Blackadder announced at the start of the that it would be his last.
Robertson becoming Cruaders head coach is a dream come true.
"This is a team I have played for, am passionate about and looking forward to leading. The Head Coach of the Crusaders is regarded as one of the best jobs in the world, so I couldn't be more excited to be taking it on," he said.
The rest of the Cruaders coaching lineup will be appointed at the end of the Super rugby season.