Tuncay Korkmaz will invite Michael Goode to be part of Deeping Rangers’ plans for the Hinchingbrooke Cup final on Monday night.
Goode is replacing Korkmaz as first-team manager after the game.
But Korkmaz is keen for Goode to become involved and meet the squad.
Korkmaz will step down due to work commitments after the cup final to be played at Huntingdon Town’s Jubilee Park against Goode’s former club Peterborough Northern Star.
Goode will be assisted by Jack Marsden.
Goode started his playing career in the Deeping junior section, progressing through to become a regular in the first team.
He was a member of the UCL championship-winning team of 2006/07 under the management of Korkmaz.
Goode gained managerial experience at Blackstones and Northern Star as co-manager alongside Darren Jarvis, now in charge at Holbeach United.
Korkmaz said: “He is the right candidate for the job.
“He’s a local lad who has a good history with the club.
“He knows how to work with a smaller budget as he did that at Blackstones.
“We already have a good relationship and my intention will be to invite him to the game on Monday night.
“I want to give him that platform where he can be involved, meet the players and come into the dressing-room.
“My message to the lads has been to stick together and hopefully they will grow as a team with Michael in charge next season.
“At one stage I was hoping we would work together but I made my mind up to leave the club due to my job. That has opened the path for Deeping to look at the candidates and they picked Michael.
“People have been saying it would be nice to win the cup in my last game.
“But it’s not about me – I want the squad to finish the season with some accolades.
“Our league campaign finished two weeks ago so the emotions have gone now in terms of my decision to leave.”