JASON Gillespie, who guided Yorkshire to two County Championship titles, has been named as the new head coach of Sussex.

The former Australian Test fast bowler will take charge at Hove in January after guiding Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash.

The 42-year-old led Yorkshire to promotion from the second division in 2012 and back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015.

He ran Trevor Bayliss close when he was appointed as England coach and earlier this year had a short-term spell with Kent.

Gillespie replaces Mark Davis who left Sussex last month.

"I am thrilled to be given the opportunity of taking the reins at such a proud and traditional club like Sussex," said Gillespie.

Sussex Cricket chief executive Rob Andrew believes Gillespie's experience will help develop a side which finished fourth in the second tier last time out.

"Jason is exactly the experienced head coach we had hoped we would attract to the role," he said.

"He has enormous experience of the English county game after his very successful spell with Yorkshire.

"We believe we have a very talented young squad and we need a bit a bit of stability and a coach of Jason's experience to help mould a successful team over the next few years."