Phil Simmons has been reappointed three years later he was sacked in the position.
The 56-year-old former opening batsman formerly held the role in 2015-16, with the Windies winning the ICC World T20 under Simmons until he was released because ofdifferences in culture and strategic approach.
Cricket West Indies (CWI) had drawn up a shortlist of applicants including Simmons, former batsman Desmond Haynes and Floyd Reifer, that oversaw West Indies disappointing World Cup campaign in England as interim coach.
Simmons, who recently coached Afghanistan and led Ireland from 2007 before 2015, will return to the function.
A Cricket West Indies tweet read:CWI appoints Phil Simmons as new head coach West Indies senior mens group.
West Indies confront a one-off Evaluation in November plus Afghanistan in six limited-overs matches, with the string to be staged in India, in which Windies will remain for a white-ball tour of their host country in December.
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