Fiji FA President Rajesh Patel confirmed the details to Fiji One News today.
Gamel is expected in the country next week – just in time before the national team marches into camp on the 8th of January.
The former Parist Saint Germain Assistant Coach will replace Frank Farina whose term ended after the Olmpic games in Rio.
Three overseas based coaches were shortlisted for the top job.
Meanwhile, Fiji will play New Zealand and New Caledonia in the World Cup qualifier next year.