Roberto Di Matteo, the former Chelsea manager, has joined Jeonbuk Motors as a technical adviser, the South Korean club announced on Wednesday.
Di Matteo has not held a managerial position since leaving Aston Villa in 2016.
Despite winning two major trophies with Chelsea, the 52-year-old Italian has only had three brief managerial stints since 2012, failing to hold down head coach positions for more than a season at Chelsea, Aston Villa, and Schalke.
Di Matteo has taken on a new challenge as a technical adviser at Jeonbuk Motors, after a seven-year absence from management.
“It is an honor and a privilege to join Jeonbuk Hyundai, Asia’s best club, as technical director,” Di Matteo said.
“I am excited to share my experiences with the coaching staff.”
Last season, Jeonbuk Motors ended a run of five straight championships.
They finished second in the K-League, trailing Ulsan Hyundai.