US president Donald Trump will name former digital adviser Brad Parscale as the campaign manager for his 2020 re-election bid, sources have confirmed.

Parscale, an Austin-based digital consultant and ally of Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, ran the 2016 presidential campaign’s sophisticated digital operations.

Trump has left little doubt about his intentions to seek re-election, having filed the paperwork to organise his re-election committee on the same day as his inauguration.

He also held his first campaign rally on February 18 2017 in Florida, and has mused publicly about would-be Democratic challengers, including Oprah Winfrey.

Parscale previously worked for the Trump Organisation.