Bruno is glad to have joined the pool of talent making the step from playing to coaching with Albion.

The retired skipper has become senior player development coach on Graham Potter's backroom team.

Liam Rosenior (below) is assistant under-21s coach after hanging up his boots.

The Argus: Steve Sidwell coaches the under-16s and is a club ambassador after injuries forced him to quit.

Bruno said: "I'm really happy because all I've wanted from day one is to help the club, we are really high but there is always a margin to improve.

"Liam and Steve have done the same once they stopped playing. It's important and to have them in the club is massive with their experience and knowledge.

"But for me above all else it's so important that they care about the club, and they want to be there and that's the main thing."

Albion have friendlies against FC Liefering in Austria on Saturday and Crawley, Fulham and Birmingham on their return to England before the Amex showpiece against Bruno's old club Valencia on August 2 (7pm).

That also serves as a tribute match to the popular Spaniard, with a quarter of the net gate receipts going to the charities of his choice.

Bruno said: "It will be a great occasion, the friendlies at the Amex the week before the season starts always have been.

"We've played big teams in the last few years and I still remember my first against Chelsea.

"It was a big game then and now we have Valencia, a side who have been in European finals and they're a big club who hold a special place in my heart after the three years I spent there.

"It will be nice to see old friends and see another big club playing at the Amex. We'll have a percentage of gate receipts going to charities of my choice and I'm really happy that the club have given me the chance to do this.

"I'm going to spread it amongst charities I've been working with: Chestnut Tree House, Common Goal and a couple of projects in Africa too, that's my intention and to try and help as many people as possible."