Inverness Caledonian Thistle have revealed John Robertson will return to the club in a newly-created sporting director role.
The Championship side also announced that it is seeking a new head coach to fill the role that Robertson vacated.
Robertson stepped away from his position as manager in February, taking compassionate leave and stepping away from football completely. Neil McCann stepped in as manager on an interim basis but left the club when Inverness played their final league match earlier this month.
Instead of returning to his former role, Robertson will now take a place at the to of a new football structure at Inverness, becoming the club’s first sporting director with a remit to help “create a bright future at the club”.
Inverness chief executive Scot Gardiner said: “I am very happy to see John return from what was a particularly difficult time for him and his family. I’m doubly pleased that he is taking the new role of Sporting Director at ICTFC.
“Along with Chairman Ross Morrison and the Board of Directors, we have been working tirelessly on changing the business model of the football club in order to make us self-sustainable, while at the same time allowing us to take steps that will improve the football dept, the experience for fans, and the facilities at the stadium and at our training ground. In effect, to create a bright future for the club.
“I have personally worked with John on and off since 2014 when we were both at Hearts and I have seen at first hand his passion and ability to deliver projects both on the field and off it. His return to the club to help with a number of specific projects will be a great help to the Board and myself and his love of the club and the city will help drive us on as we come out of this onerous pandemic.
“We are glad that John is going to help everyone keep the momentum going as there is still so much hard work ahead of us. We will look to give the fans and our partners more details of our plans in the coming days and we will now take the steps required to fill the Head Coach vacancy at our fantastic club with immediate effect.”