Paul Turner is to make a shock return to Dragons as a part-time advisor for the remainder of the season.
The 63-year-old former Newport fly-half spent six years as director of rugby at Rodney Parade till 2011.
Hypothesis over his function had sparked tensions within the membership with head coach Dai Flanagan.
Nevertheless, Dragons insists Turner – who stays head coach at English Championship facet Ampthill – will probably be restricted to points off the pitch.
That can embrace advising the membership on participant improvement and recruitment, having beforehand been concerned with the Welsh Rugby Union’s (WRU) exiles programme, in addition to offering help as a mentor to youthful coaches.
Turner mentioned: “I am wanting ahead to getting again concerned with Dragons and helping in any method I can with a membership and area I’ve an amazing affinity for.
“My major focus stays with Ampthill, who I stay absolutely dedicated to, however that is an thrilling alternative for me to as soon as once more help Gwent rugby, the brand new board, plus Dai Flanagan and his teaching crew.”
It was the concept that Turner would mentor Flanagan, who successfully took over as director of rugby when Dean Ryan was sacked in January, that grew to become a bone of rivalry.
Flanagan was livid over a leaked story that instructed Turner would are available in above him.
Nevertheless, he added: “I’ve a long-term relationship with Paul and so I am actually happy he’s becoming a member of us on this consultancy function.
“Paul is a well-respected determine in Welsh rugby and somebody I’ve trusted for a very long time.
“His huge expertise and information will probably be an asset to the membership, specifically the work he can do with participant recruitment and enhancing our pathway system.”
Turner, who performed thrice for Wales between 1988 and 1989, had a distinguished teaching profession in England with the likes of Sale, Saracens, Gloucester and Harlequins.
He took cost of the Dragons in 2005 and was named Magners League coach of the yr in 2010 earlier than leaving the area in February 2011.
He later joined Dai Younger at Wasps and is now head coach at Ampthill.
Dragons are one level off the underside of the United Rugby Championship (URC), and and not using a win of their opening 4 video games.