One-time Norwich City loanee Antoine Sibierski has landed a new role as a sporting director in his native France. 

Sibierski, who had a brief loan spell at Norwich from Wigan Athletic in the 2008/09 season, when he made 16 appearances and scored twice under Glenn Roeder, has been appointed at Troyes after their relegation from the second tier.  

His time at Norwich came during a season that saw City sign 16 players on loan in a campaign that ended in relegation to League One. The Frenchman spent four months in Norfolk before returning to his parent club. 

City was Sibierski's final posting before his retirement after a career that saw him play 166 games in England for Manchester City, Newcastle and Wigan, including his spell at Carrow Road. 

After his career, Sibierski was sporting director at Lens back in 2013 and worked as a football agent alongside his brother before resurfacing in the professional game earlier this year as a coach at third-tier side LB Châteauroux. 

Now, he has returned to the sporting director role at ES Troyes AC, who were relegated to the third tier of French football last season and share owners with Premier League champions Manchester City. 

Sibierski is the man tasked with leading the football operations to lead the French club back to Ligue 2. 

“We are very pleased to welcome Antoine Sibierski to the Club,” Mattijs Manders, CEO of Troyes told club channels. “Antoine comes with a wealth of experience in the world of football and his specific knowledge of the French market will greatly help us.

"He shares our ambition to return to the highest level and the high expectations of the Club. He also shares our values ​​of hard work, resilience and will be an important leader for ESTAC in our effort to return to Ligue 2.” 

Sibierski was officially unveiled over the weekend and is hoping to hit the ground running in his mission to get Troyes back to the top two tiers of French football. 

 “I am very happy to join ESTAC. I have always been very well received in Troyes by the Club and the supporters in the past," the former City striker said. 

"Troyes is an emblematic club of French football and we will fight to get back to our place. The challenge is exciting and the ambition is great, for the whole team, the staff, the Club and the supporters.

"We have a lot of work ahead of us to build a strong team and I look forward to working alongside everyone at the Club to achieve this.”