Everton have announced Steven Pienaar as its first international ambassador.
The 36-year-old has been tasked with an ambassadorial role in supporting activities and building the image of the Merseyside outfit across the globe.
During his two stints with the Toffees, the former South Africa international made over 200 appearances with 25 goals to his name.
Pienaar who called time on his football career in February after a short spell with Bidvest Wits, expressed delight with his new role at the club.
“I have felt enormous affection for the club since the day I first signed and I am both honoured and delighted to become an official international ambassador,” Pienaar told club website.
“Everton football club is very special to me and I look forward to further developing our unique bond in my new role and helping to spread the word of its fantastic work.
“This is a very proud day for me and I am delighted to be returning to a club that made me feel so welcome as a player.”