The Baggies hope to make headway in the next few days in the search for Pepe Melâ€™s successor as concerns grow behind the scenes that further delays could see them miss out on their top transfer targets.
â€śThere is a lot of work to go on and a lot of things to get right in the summer,â€ť McAuley told the Express & Star.
â€śWe need to get the new players in and, when we go away for pre-season, thatâ€™s the best time for everyone to be in because youâ€™re working on stuff.
â€śIf you do it just before the start of the new season, new faces pop up and they donâ€™t know what youâ€™ve been working on for the previous five or six weeks and itâ€™s difficult for them to get going.
â€śHopefully we can get things sorted as early as possible and not have a season like this again.â€ť
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