Crawley Town has appointed former Reading manager
Coppell, who has also had stints as manager of Manchester City, Crystal Palace and most recently Bristol City, takes up his new post with immediate effect.
In a statement, Crawley announced: "Steve will oversee all aspects of the club's football operations.
Former England and Manchester United winger Coppell, 56, has led Palace and Reading into the Premier League in his career as a manager and has been out of the game since leaving Bristol City in
At the time, Coppell said he was retiring from managing but hoped to find another role within football.
England is looking for a new Under-21s manager after Stuart Pearce was informed he will not be kept on.