The much-travelled 50-year-old completed his return to Germany after spells in Iran, Australia, Japan and Liechtenstein and he says he hopes to remain with the Wolves for a long time.

"Since the beginning of my professional career, I have moved around 20 times," he said.

"Now I want to take things a little easier for once."

It may be more than 30 years since the 1990 World Cup winner first became a professional footballer, but he said memories of the day he signed his first full-time contract with Cologne came flooding back to him when he arrived in Wolfsburg this week.

"I was as nervous about signing this contract as I was when I signed my first professional deal," he revealed.

Littbarski has been appointed to work alongside McClaren and break the language barrier between the first English coach in the Bundesliga and the squad.

"He speaks the language of the coach, and the language of the players," said the club's managing director Dieter Hoeness.

Even if that is his only role, Littbarski is still happy to be working with the 2009 Bundesliga champions.

"I have no problem working behind the scenes or just being the interpreter," he said on his official presentation in the northern Germany city.