Paul Hart has returned to Notts County by being appointed as the club's new technical director.
The former Magpies academy manager and caretaker boss will form part of a new football structure at Meadow Lane which announced Harry Kewell as their new manager last Friday.
Last season, Hart enjoyed promotion from League Two in his role of assistant manager to Nathan Jones at Luton Town.
“Paul is a superb addition for us,” Alan Hardy told the official website. “Not only is he one of the most respected men in the game, he also knows Harry very well.
“His remit will be a broad one to match his tremendous knowledge, experience and breadth of contacts.
“He will be on hand to mentor and support Harry, while also being responsible for setting the club’s overall footballing philosophy with a keen emphasis on our development and academy set-ups.
“I have every confidence that he and Harry will oversee an upturn in our immediate fortunes and build a footballing infrastructure which will help us achieve our long-term ambitions.”