Israel go for Fernandez
The agreement sees Fernandez move back to Israel where he spent a season as Beitar Jerusalem coach. Fernandez said: "I'm very happy to return to Israel and it is a great challenge for me to qualify Israel to the Euros.
"There are many talents here and I'm sure the team will succeed. I know Israeli football, the league and players. I see the improvement and progress here. I know it's not a simple task, but I am convinced that they will succeed."
Israel have been drawn in Group F along with Croatia, Greece, Latvia, Georgia and Malta. Fernandez, who won 60 caps for France and was part of the 1984 European Championship-winning squad, will start his new job on 1 May, and his first matches in charge will be against Chile and Uruguay at the end of that month.
The 60-year-old won a French cup double as Paris St Germain coach in 1995 and also steered the club to second place in the league - a feat he achieved in Spain as well with Athletic Bilbao.