Albion legend Bruno has joined Graham Potter's backroom team as senior player development coach.

The 38-year-old Spaniard will be working with the first team squad, in particular helping new players adapt to life at the club, after hanging up his boots at the end of last season.

Skipper and right-back Bruno's seven-year playing career with the Seagulls ended with Manchester City's Premier League title triumph at the Amex in May.

The Argus: Albion have always been keen to make the most of his experience and knowledge of the club in a non-playing role.

New head coach Potter said: "I am aware of Bruno's influence at the club over the years, both on and off the field, and we're delighted he's agreed to stay on in this new role.

"His familiarity with the club, the city and our fans, as well as his relationship with the existing players in our squad, will be extremely beneficial to me and the rest of the coaching staff."

Bruno's new job will also entail mentoring Albion's under-23 squad and providing support to players out on loan.

Technical director Dan Ashworth said: "We have a real commitment to helping players transition from playing to coaching as it's something that is often overlooked.

"Bruno is held in such high esteem by the first team squad and is a fantastic role model for the younger players at the club."

Bruno got straight down to work today as the players reported back from their summer break for fitness and medical checks and photo shoots at the Lancing training complex.

Deputy chairman and chief executive Paul Barber said: "The send-off Bruno received at the final game of last season showed just how strong his relationship is with our supporters.

"We are fortunate to have already retained the likes of Liam Rosenior and Steve Sidwell following their retirement from playing, and we're delighted to now welcome Bruno to our coaching staff.

"Bruno epitomises the kind of positive role model we want at the club, and we wish him well in his new position."