Gary Smyth says he's looking forward to working alongside legendary boss Ronnie McFall and is confident Glentoran's new management team will be a success.
McFall will continue as the club's manager with Smyth agreeing a three-year contract as his assistant. Another Glentoran legend, Paul Leeman, will help nurture the club's young talent as part of his three-year deal while Kieran Harding remains as first team coach.
McFall needs to remain the club's manager while Smyth and Leeman gain the Uefa A Licence required to manage in the Premiership.
"Everyone will have an input in the new structure, it's not a one man band and it can work well," said Smyth, who has quit as H&W Welders boss. "Ronnie's got huge experience and you've got to tap into that. I want to make Glentoran fans feel proud of our club again."