Sheffield Wednesday have brought in Adam Pearson and Glenn Roeder to work alongside head coach Stuart Gray.
Chairman Dejphon Chansiri said the trio would form "a three-man sporting director by committee" at Hillsborough.
Former Hull City and Derby County owner Pearson will advise on business.
Ex-West Ham and Norwich City manager Roeder will focus specifically on football, with Chansiri adding the committee "will evolve and potentially expand on an ongoing basis."
Wednesday have had a mixed season in the Championship under Gray's guidance, at one stage threatening to get into the play-offs before falling away.
Pearson, 51, who has held a range of senior executive positions in football and the wider sporting community, is currently owner of Super League side Hull FC.
Roeder, 59, made a total of 561 appearances for clubs including Queens Park Rangers, Newcastle United and Watford before moving into management.
After working at Gillingham as a player-manager, he then managed Watford, Newcastle, West Ham and Norwich City before he was sacked by the Canaries in 2009.
Chansiri told the club website: "Adam and Glenn will work alongside our head coach Stuart Gray, having been carefully selected to focus on a clearly defined scope of responsibility deemed vital to the club's interests and future successes, on and off the pitch. "