Brentford have appointed Flemming Pedersen as their new head of football philosophy and player development.
The 52-year-old will start on July 1 and will work assist the coaching staff led by head coach Marinus Dijkhuizen. The Bees are keen to add specialist coaching to their setup in order to try and gain an advantage over their rivals and Pedersen is to assist in this regard.
He will have an overseeing role on the development squad, led by Lee Carsley and the academy to ensure there is a pathway from the U9s to the first team.
Co-director of football Rasmus Ankersen said: “Flemming has a lot of experience of developing and implementing a football philosophy.
“I admire his passion and his open-mindedness, and I am sure the players will benefit tremendously from his expertise and experience."
The experienced coach is keen to put his methods into practice at Griffin Park, with owner Matthew Benham keen to build a sustainable club for the future.
Flemming told the club's official website: “My new role at Brentford suits me perfectly. I am committed to working in the long term interest of the club, and I am really looking forward to dedicating all my time to this amazing football club and its exciting vision for the future.”
Flemming started coaching in his native Denmark when he was 18 and worked in youth development for more than 10 years.
He was in charge at FC Helsingør, in the Danish third tier, before he turned 30 before working with FC Copenhagen and spent eight years at FC Nordsjælland, taking over as first team coach in 2011.
Flemming moved to German side 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 2014 when Kasper Hjulmand, who he had worked with at FC Nordsjælland, moved to the Bundesliga side before departing earlier this year.