Albion boss Sami Hyypia has highlighted the part Nathan Jones can play next season.

Hyypia has yet to appoint any coaches or assistants after agreeing a three-year contract last Friday.

But Jones, who was brought in to assist Oscar Garcia last season, will be on board as first team coach.

Hyypia said: “I need to get to know the people here. I've met Nathan Jones already and I liked what he said.

“He's very professional, his knowledge about football is good and he will work hard for the cause.

“We need a few other people in backroom staff but I'm not in a hurry. There are a lot of good coaches at the club already to help us in the first weeks.”

Hyypia will take time before making off-pitch appointments.

He added: "In Germany the situation is a bit different to England.

"I dont have my own troops, let's say, so I need to find a few good guys who can improve me because I'm still new in this profession.

"I like to have someone who will improve me and question everything I decide."