Southampton have named Dean Gorre as head coach Jan Poortvliet's new number two.
The former Huddersfield Town, Barnsley and Blackpool midfielder had been working with the Championship club on a non-contract basis.
Prior to joining the Saints, the 37-year-old had employed as a coach at Stoke City.
"I am delighted that Dean has agreed to support me at Southampton," Poortvliet told the club's official website.
"He shares my passion for good passing football in the Johan Cruyff tradition and also has a great deal of experience of English football as a player.
"He will undoubtedly strengthen our coaching team."