Valencia have confirmed Jose Ramon Alesanco is the La Liga club's full-time sporting director.
Alesanco had taken on the role on an interim basis after Jesus Garcia Pitarch resigned from the post in January.
A club statement said: "Valencia CF have reached an agreement with Jose Ramon Alesanco, making him the club's new Sporting Director as of today. He will head a structure in which Vicente Rodriguez will be the new Technical Secretary.
"As a player, Alesanco won 17 trophies with FC Barcelona,...