Edinburgh have appointed former Ireland scrum-half Michael Bradley as their head coach on a two-year contract.

The 48-year-old former Connacht director of rugby will take charge following Friday's final match of the Magners League season at Benetton Treviso on Friday.

Bradley said: 'I'm honoured and delighted to have been offered the chance to become head coach at Edinburgh.

'I'm excited by the challenge of helping the club fulfil its potential and I can't wait to start working with what is a talented squad.

'I know a lot of the players from my years in the Magners League with Connacht and I'm well aware of their capabilities.

'I'm looking forward to spending the summer getting to know the club and the job so that we're in a position to hit the ground running when the new campaign rolls around.'

Former Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan, who will coach the US Eagles at the Rugby World Cup in September, was among those previously linked with the Edinburgh role.