Swindon Town manager Paolo di Canio wants to keep former caretaker boss Paul Bodin on his staff, according to chairman Jeremy Wray.
Youth team coach Bodin took charge of the Robins' final two games of the season following Paul Hart's departure.
He publicly stated his desire to take the job permanently, but the club opted to appoint former West Ham striker Di Canio instead.
"He is very keen that Paul is part of his set up," Wray told BBC Wiltshire.
"Paul is an integral part of what we've done so far and I hope that continues.
"Paolo is going to have to use his knowledge and he'll be wanting to work very closely with Paul to get to know the players in the first team and as a link to the youth team, as he is vital in knowing what resources we have there."