Roberto Bettega has officially been appointed deputy director-general of Juventus and will begin work immediately.
His role will be to act as an intermediate between the players and coaching staff and the upper echelons of the club, as well as taking an active involvement in all of the Old Lady's transfer dealings.
Juventus president Jean-Claude Blanc confirmed the appointment on the club's official website.
"I asked Bettega to become part of our organisation," he said. "To take responsibility for all areas of sports."
Blanc went on to confirm that he will hold a position of "high responsibility and operational authority", and that the appointment "strengthens our executive staff".
Bettega confirmed his appointment by saying, "I received an enthusiastic offer from Blanc and will begin work for my Juve immediately".
The former Italian international, who made over 300 appearances for Juve, went on to speak of his "confidence in the work done by the club and the individuals in charge".
He also expressed his confidence in The Old Lady’s potential to compete with the best in Europe.
"With everyone's contribution and with the support of fans, we can be competitive at the highest levels."
Rupert Fryer, Goal.com