Kilmarnock named former Chelsea quantity two Angelo Alessio as the brand new director.
The 54-year-old signed a three-year contract to switch Steve Clarke, who left Killie to take over the put up of Scotland boss.
Alessio was Antonio Conte's assistant at Stamford Bridge and in the course of the incursions of the Italian on the head of Juventus and Italy.
Alessio acknowledged on Killie's official web site: "It's an actual honor for me to be named director of Kilmarnock.
"I spent numerous time researching and accumulating details about the membership and all of the folks I talked to solely had optimistic issues to say about Kilmarnock.
"I stay up for working with the gamers and workers on the coaching floor and constructing on the strong basis left by Steve Clarke."
Clarke led Killie to 3rd place within the Ladbrokes Premier League final season, securing a spot within the Europa League playoffs.
Director Billy Bowie added, "On behalf of the Board of Administrators, I’m happy to nominate Angelo as the brand new Director of Kilmarnock FC.
"We have been extraordinarily impressed by the caliber of candidates for the place however Angelo's experience and fervour for the job actually made him really feel good.
"That is an especially thrilling time for Kilmarnock, as we rejoice the membership's 150th birthday and play European soccer for the primary time in 18 years, and we stay up for this new chapter with Angelo on the helm."