Graham Potter has been told he will have the final say on any Albion signings.

But the new boss does not expect a hectic summer in the transfer market.

Potter arrived on a four-year deal yesterday along with the backroom team who worked for him at previous club Swansea.

He has taken the title of head coach rather than first-team manager and will have support from newly-arrived technical director Dan Ashworth as he builds his squad for the Premier League.

Ashworth said: “The role of the technical director is to support the head coach, through player recruitment, through making sure the staff and training ground are functioning properly to allow Graham to focus on his job, which is getting the team ready for the game on the Saturday.

“Then longer-term strategies such as the academy, loan players, young players, hoping they come through to help the player recruitment into the first-team.

“As it’s been with all the head coaches I’ve been lucky enough to work with, it will be an open, honest transparent relationship, with anything I can do to support him.

“Any player who comes into the first-team squad will have the final sign-off by Graham. That’s what the majority of clubs work to.

“You highlight the needs of the squad, around the needs of the head coach, go through the recruitment process and find options, then Graham has final sign-off.”

Potter believes he can get more from the squad he has inherited from Chris Hughton.

Asked about summer signings, he said: “I’m not expecting a massive amount. There are some good players here, a lot of good work has already been done.

“Any football club will look to use the window to try to improve, and that’s a normal process, but my focus has always been on trying to help the players who are already here to improve.

“It’s the old cliché - it’s a clean slate. I’m looking forward to meeting everybody, getting to understand what they’re about, what qualities they bring to the group on and off the pitch. But clearly every window you want to try to help the team to get better.”