Veteran Frenchman Youl Mawene has joined Fleetwood's backroom staff after being released from his playing contract.

Having spent last season as a player with the Cod Army, the 33-year-old defender has been given the chance to work behind the scenes at the npower League Two club.

"Hopefully, I can talk the talk, use my own experience going back in the game to a 15-year-old and have a good influence on the players," he said.