Brentford have named Rasmus Ankersen and Phil Giles as their co-directors of football.
Owner Matthew Benham has been keen to put his new structure in place after the departure of manager Mark Warburton, sporting director Frank McParland and assistant manager David Weir.
The owner said: When changes to the football department were first announced, we were very clear that we wanted Brentford to be a club that could reach the Premier League and stay there.
“We believe this can only be achieved sustainably with an innovative approach to player recruitment and the overall management of the Club.
“Rasmus and Phil can help us achieve our aim.
“The Director of Football role is a big one and splitting it means we can add the expertise of both of them to our management.”
Benham added: “I have worked with Rasmus at FC Midtyjlland and many of the methods we will be using at Brentford are already showing much promise there.
“We have always spoken about sharing knowledge between Brentford and FCM, and whilst the clubs will continue to operate separately, we hope to improve that sharing process.
“Phil is someone who has excellent football knowledge and the analytical skills to assess players, tactics and teams in the way we want to.
“Rasmus and Phil will work with our new Head Coach to ensure we can get the best Brentford squad possible.”
Ankersen said: “I am convinced that this is the start of a journey to something special at Brentford Football Club.
“It is an honour for me to be asked to play a role in Brentford’s bright future.”
Giles worked with the owner at Smartodds with Benham and has been head of quantitative sports research for the company.
He said: “I was delighted to be asked to take on this role.
“Matthew and the Board of Directors have spoken about their vision for the future and it is a very exciting prospect.
“Brentford aspire to, and will, I hope, become known as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking clubs in Europe and it is fantastic to be asked to contribute to the achievement of that ambition.”