Newcastle United have confirmed Dennis Wise's role at St James' Park will be that of executive director.
Wise quit Leeds United on Monday to take up a new position with Newcastle and the club have now confirmed his title.
Newcastle have confirmed Wise alongside two further additions to their management structure.
Tony Jimenez has been confirmed as vice-president - but he will play a major part in player recruitment along with new technical co-ordinator Jeff Vetere.
Chairman Chris Mort has insisted that manager Kevin Keegan was fully aware of the new appointments - after reports suggested he was shocked by the move for Wise.
"This is all part of the vision that recently helped us to secure Kevin Keegan's return to the club as manager," said Mort.
"Two of the conclusions of our strategic review, since acquiring the club, were that the club would benefit from having a football person involved at board level, which it has not had historically, and that further senior resources are needed for recruiting players of the highest quality from this country and further afield.
"Dennis would like to move away from day-to-day football management to a board role and, with his considerable energy and intelligence, we believe he will do very well in this new position.
"With Kevin able to devote his efforts to developing and running the first-team squad, Dennis, Tony and Jeff will each help us to secure success for Newcastle United football club at all levels and for the long-term. One or two further key appointments will follow in the months ahead."