The new England manager Roy Hodson has appointed Gary Neville to his coaching team.
The former Manchester United defender has signed a four year contract and will start work immediately.
"Roy asking me to be a part of his staff and to work with the national team is not only an honour but a very special moment for me," Neville said.
"I had absolutely no hesitation in accepting this role."
Neville's first task will be to help Hodgson prepare the team for Euro 2012 which begins on 8th June.
"Gary has achieved so much in the game as a player with Manchester United and England," said Hodgson.
"He has obtained UEFA coaching qualifications and will be tremendously respected by the players because of his vast experience as a player.
"At my first meeting with The FA, I explained that Gary was someone I wanted as part of my staff.
"I think it is very important we have a younger coach who knows the dressing room and is very experienced at international level.
"That he has represented England as a player at five major finals tournaments will make him an invaluable member of staff."
The arrangement allows Neville to continue his role as a football pundit for Sky Sports.