Fulham have announced that former Charlton and West Ham manager Alan Curbishley has joined the club as First Team Technical Director.
Curbishley was last in a job in football in 2008 when he resigned from Upton Park after growing unhappy with the Hammers' transfer policy.
A statement on the Fulham website read: "With a wealth of football experience behind him, Alan will work with Head Coach René Meulensteen as the Club embarks on the second half of the season, and the important task of securing our Barclays Premier League status for a 14th consecutive campaign.Both Curbishley and Meulensteen will report to the Club's CEO Alistair Mackintosh."
Fulham sacked Martin Jol earlier this month with Meulensteen tasked with saving the club from relegation. The news came just a few hours after the club announced that Clint Dempsey would be returning on a two-month loan spell from Seattle Sounders.
Meulensteen said: "I'm very happy that Alan has joined us as I know his expertise will be invaluable as we enter the remaining months of the season. Following Martin [Jol's] departure I discussed with both Alistair Mackintosh and the Chairman the challenges we face, and I was delighted that they supported the idea of additional support within the coaching team.
"Alan has a proven track record in the industry and understands full well what it takes to succeed. I look forward to sharing ideas and listening to advice, to ensure Fulham Football Club remains where it belongs: in the Premier League."