Despite retiring from his role, former chief executive Mark Jenkins will still have helped West Brom plan for next season.
Everything will change in the Premier League, with more income meaning Slaven Bilic will have more to spend.
Jenkins was in charge of running the club in every aspect, including how the Albion set their budgets in challenging times such as the pandemic we are currently in.
The retired chief has commented on the Baggies transfer budget recently, including whether or not Bilic will get to reinvest funds from sold players.
“Albion always have to box clever in the transfer market,” he told the Express and Star.
“Whatever figure the club has got, any player sales goes on top.
“And if there is a player on a significant wage, that will also go back in the pot if you sell him and bring someone in on a lower wage.”
That will be music to the ears of Bilic, who has a number of players that he could offload at the Hawthorns before next season.
According to the Telegraph, the Baggies are prepared to offload Oliver Burke, Kenneth Zohore and Kieran Gibbs this summer.
Gibbs doubled his wages to £55,000-a-week after promotion to the Premier League and selling the defender could see Bilic given significantly more funds to strengthen.
Burke and Zohore have made little to no impact in their careers in the West Midlands, with the quicker they leave the better.
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