Sir Alex Ferguson will head an elite coaches forum for Uefa after being appointed coaching ambassador for European football's governing body.
Uefa president Michel Platini said the former Manchester United manager will lead the group, which meets annually, as well as taking a role on a technical coaching panel.
Ferguson, 72, who left as United boss in May after winning his 13th league title with the club, said: "It is an honour and a privilege to accept this role as ambassador for Uefa."
Following a meeting of Uefa's executive committee meeting in Nyon, Switzerland, Platini told a news conference: "Sir Alex will be chairman of the forum of elite coaches that meet every year.
"He will also be a member of the technical study group of the Champions League and the European Championship."