Bruno is no stranger to Instagram.

He occasionally posted after a game as a player.

There are one or two off-field snaps and videos there too, like the picture of his home-made paella or a clip of him bowling a bit of right-arm at his son on Hove seafront.

And he posted an emotional message after his farewell game against Manchester City – eventually.

The outgoing skipper waited exactly a week after that poignant occasion to say his thanks, keen to leave a respectful gap due to the sacking of Chris Hughton the morning after the game.

But he wasted no time getting on his phone after Albion’s most recent collision with the champions.

That was early this season, when Albion played some super football, created a few good chances, impressed Pep Guardiola – and were on the wrong end of the 4-0 scoreline.

His post, accompanied by a blue heart and a picture of the Albion team in the pre-match huddle, read simply: “Really proud of them #courage”

The former Valencia and Almeria right-back, who became such a favourite with the Seagulls, is enjoying his new role off the pitch this season.

The job title is Senior Player Development Coach.

That involves passing on his expertise and experience during training sessions and running up to matches.

And soaking up the expertise and experience of others.

He is hugely impressed by Graham Potter and his coaching team.

And, by extension, he has been struck by how the players have adapted to what they have had put before them since that fateful Sunday and Monday when everything changed at the helm.

Hence the Insta message on the way home from Manchester.

“I wanted to let fans know that the boys are making a massive effort getting out of their comfort zone and trying to improve every day,” he told The Argus.

“I thought their performance was really good. The 4-0 wasn’t deserved.

“We played a great game and it was a way to show that the result was not the picture of the game.

“Personally, I was really proud of the players.”

Some fans in the West Lower at the Amex will have seen Bruno on his feet applauding a young side off very visibly and at some length following the 3-1 Carabao Cup defeat to Aston Villa.

He added: “When you see players take on new challenges the way they have, being brave, from my point of view it is important to give that perspective to the fans as well.

“It is important to see the effort the players are putting in.

“What fans and people need to think about is when you have been working for a long time in one way, then you face new challenges and some don’t want to face it. The lads, since day one, have been doing amazing.”

Easy to say now, when the most recent result was a 3-0 win over Spurs.

But some who know a bit about what goes on during the week have spoken very highly of how Potter and his staff have changed things.

Even when results weren’t so good.

And bear in mind Albion’s unbeaten run now stands at just one game.

Bruno is among the admirers – and keen to take it all in.

He said: “With Graham, Billy (Reid, assistant head coach) and Bjorn (Hamberg, first team coach), for me it is a massive opportunity.

“At the same time, I have been trying to help that transition from one manager to another.

“It has been a great three or four months.

“It’s trying to be close to things. With some of the boys, I have spent seven years. Others, maybe four or five years.

“We have gone through a lot of things and that makes you even closer.

“Sometimes, when a new manager comes to a club, it is good to have someone who knows the players so you can help.”

Bruno can also chip in with some inside info from the front line about what it is like to play against many of Albion’s opponents.

He said: “Yes, of course, and one of the things I have to say about Graham, Billy and Bjorn is they always listen.

“They are always open to what you have to say and they always take it on board - your opinion and your knowledge.

“It’s amazing how they do it. I have felt welcomed to the staff since day one and I feel really lucky.

“I’m on the pitch setting up sessions with Billy and that is really important.

“The way they coach for me is a new thing to see.

“They are top, top level. The philosophy, the way they read the game, the way they treat players.

“I see a lot of similarities to when I had Unai Emery at Almeria.

“After, Unai proved how good a manager he is.

“Graham is in that new era of coaches and they are top level.”

Enough to inspire an ex-player to give it a go, maybe? To work towards being the head coach himself?

“I don’t know,” Bruno said. “I’m taking it step by step right now but I’m really happy with what I am doing and how much I am learning.

“I am in the perfect environment in terms of being close to the players.

“I’ve been team-mates and friends with a lot of them and the staff have been amazing with me.

“All in the club where I have been seven years and where I feel at home.”

Bruno’s parting gift in terms of his playing career was revealed this week.

Donations totalling £15,000 were made to three special causes out of the proceeds of the eve-of-season fixture against his previous club Valencia.

There was £4,600 each to Sussex-based children’s charity Chestnut Tree House, who provide hospice care services and community support for children and young people, and the Common Goal charity, by which Bruno already regularly donates 1% of his salary.

The balance of £5,800 was donated to a football school in Chad run by Bruno’s father Manel to help educate pupils, using the power of football.

Next stop in the future is Villa Park. It is one which, for Bruno and many former team-mates, holds bad memories they did not deserve.

Of the afternoon when the season in which they fulfilled a dream by winning promotion ended in agony as the title slipped through hands.

Bruno had gone off injured and watched those fateful few minutes from the bench.

He would have stepped on to the podium to receive the silverware for his team that afternoon had they kept their 1-0 lead late on against ten-man Villa.

It wasn’t to be. But he can look on that tough experience in philosophical fashion as the Seagulls return.

He said: “It was a difficult post-game because we had that in our hands and it didn’t happen.

“But, when you see the bigger picture, you see we got promoted, you see where we are right now and that is just like a fact that can sometimes happen.

“It is always another lesson you need to learn.”