Derby County are looking to add to their managerial team to help "sharpen" their work in the transfer market.
The Rams want to appoint someone to work alongside manager Nigel Clough and chief executive Tom Glick.
Glick told BBC Radio Derby: "We have reflected and said to get better we need to bring in an additional person.
"We think we will be that much sharper, that much more on the front foot in terms of acquisitions, as well as moving players on at the right time."
The Rams enjoyed a superb start to the season and were challenging for an automatic promotion spot at the end of November.
But they failed to land any of their main transfer targets in the January transfer window, and their poor pre-Christmas form continued in the new year and saw them plummet down the Championship table.
Glick said they are eager to improve their transfer dealings by restructuring in the summer.
"One of the key aspects will be to be the point person in the final process of acquiring and/or moving a player on," Glick added.
"That will be working with the player, the other club - whether we are buying or selling - and the agent which at the moment falls largely to me.
"But I am certainly not removing myself from that process - it is just about having another person who can help us get a little bit further forward."