FIFA have appointed Marco van Basten as chief officer for technical development.
The former Ajax and AC Milan forward will oversee all technical areas from football technology innovation to refereeing.
"It's a great honour for me to be appointed for this assignment," Van Basten said. "I'm very proud to have to opportunity to work in the home of FIFA, the home of world football. I hope to be able to give my contribution to ensure that football remains the number one sport in the world.