BRUSSELS, May 23 (Reuters) - Former Dutch international Johan Boskamp was appointed coach of Standard Liege on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Belgian first division club said.
Boskamp, who left English second division Stoke City at the end of the season, takes over from Dominique D'Onofrio who resigned last week.
The 53 year-old Italian led Liege to second spot in the league this season to secure a place in the Champions League qualifying round. He will take up a new role within the club.
Stoke finished 13th and Boskamp left after just one year in charge. Boskamp was in charge at Georgian side Dinamo Tbilisi before taking charge of the country's national side for the Euro 2000 qualifiers.
He has also coached in Belgium with Anderlecht, Bevren and Racing Genk.
As a player, 56-year-old Boskamp was a title winner in Belgium with Molenbeek in 1975 when he was also named player of the year. He was part of the Dutch squad which reached the World Cup final in 1978.