The ex-Canada international has been promoted to Aron Winterâ€™s team after spending the past three seasons as head coach of the clubâ€™s youth academy.
â€ś(Bent) has proved he is ready to take the step up,â€ť Winter said in a statement.
â€śDeveloping our young players is a key part of our philosophy at this club, and having Jason working with the first-team squad will help us with that. It is also the next step in his development as a coach and we believe he has a bright future ahead of him.â€ť
Bentâ€™s playing career was cut short in 2004 by a knee injury after eight seasons at the top professionally.