The world No2 revealed the news on his website, stating that the German will replace Marian Vajda, who will remain as part of Djokovic’s coaching team.
The 26-year-old Djokovic, who also has six Major titles to his name, will start work with Becker before the Australian Open, which starts on 13 January.
I will do my best to help him reach his goals, and I am sure we can achieve great things together
“I am really excited to have the opportunity to work with Boris,” said Djokovic.
“He is a true legend, someone who has great tennis knowledge and his experience will help me win trophies from the Grand Slams and other tournaments.
“Becker is a great person, too, and I am sure he will fit in our team in the best possible way.
“Boris brings new fresh approach, and together with Vajda he will make a winning combination.”
During a 15-year professional career, Becker won 64 ATP Tour titles, including three Wimbledon singles crowns and a total of six Grand Slams.
And the 46-year-old said: “I am proud Novak invited me to become his head coach. I will do my best to help him reach his goals, and I am sure we can achieve great things together.”
Djokovic heads into the 2014 season aiming to reclaim his world No1 spot from Rafael Nadal.