Roberto De Zerbi says Albion’s tough season can be crucial for the future – as he looks to next term.

Albion complete their 50-game season when they host Manchester United tomorrow.

The head coach is set for talks with senior figures at the club but sees “no problems”.

Speaking ahead of United’s visit, De Zerbi told The Argus the club is “serious” and will improve step by step.

De Zerbi will talk with chairman Tony Bloom, chief executive Paul Barber and technical director David Weir about what lies ahead.

He has dismissed any suggestion he has an alternative club lined up.

De Zerbi said: “I think this season is finishing in this way, every one of us has to think of this season we could do something more, I think.

“But, anyway, we have given our best.

“Maybe this season can be crucial for the future of the club.

“This club is serious. The people inside this club are serious.

“If you are serious, you improve day by day, game by game and season by season.

“For that I have no doubt.

“The fans have to be proud and believe in this club because year by year it is improving.

“The way of this club is looking for improvement.”

Asked what his vision is for next season, De Zerbi replied: “We have to speak again, we have to build and to organise the squad, the players, the transfer market, the targets.

“And then I will be more clear.”