Albion have completed an overhaul of their football operations structure by adding former FA executive Paul Mullen to their backroom team.

Mullen has been appointed head of football administration, taking over some of the responsibilities of axed head of football operations David Burke.

Retained head of recruitment Paul Winstanley, formerly with tonight's opponents Derby County and Wigan, has overall charge of the scouting and player identification network.

The root and branch review by the club followed a poor January 2014 transfer window and disastrous 2014 summer transfer window, culminating in the sacking of Burke on Christmas Eve hot-on-the-heels of Sami Hyypia's resignation as manager.

Chief executive Paul Barber said: "Further to our management changes in December, we undertook a full review of our structure and in particular our football operations. We also looked closely at our internal processes during the January transfer window.

"As a result, we've chosen not to replace David Burke directly. Instead, we have opted to split David's former responsibilities into two distinct areas: football administration and player recruitment.

"Paul Mullen will look after the football administration areas of David's former role and he will have primary responsibility for the day-to-day running of the American Express Elite Football Performance Centre.

"Paul will also take responsibility for our education, welfare and player services, women's football, kit and equipment departments, as well as the grounds maintenance and catering areas at Lancing.

"Paul Winstanley will continue to work with Chris Hughton, the chairman and myself on our player recruitment having already done a very good job on this front in the January (2015) transfer window.

"As part of this role, Paul will also take direct responsibility for our analysis and scouting areas."

Ex-Sheffield Wednesday apprentice Mullen is an FA-qualified coach who held senior and commercial roles with the FA.

He joins Albion next Tuesday after four-and-a-half-years as executive director of British Columbia (BC) Soccer, one of Canada's largest provincial football associations.

Mullen managed BC Soccer's strategic partnership with local MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps, where Barber was chief executive for more than two years before joining Albion in May 2012.

In a further change, finance director David Jones has been promoted to finance and operations director, with wider responsibilities for supporter services, facilities management and health and safety areas and the club's relationship with catering partner Sodexo.

Jones, a chartered accountant and member of the Albion board, joined the club in 2012 following senior financial roles with Southampton and Plymouth.

Mullen, Winstanley and Jones will report directly to Barber under the revised structure.