Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has made it clear that he wants to have the final say on the club's summer transfer activity.
The north London club look set for a major summer overhaul after yet again failing to challenge the top clubs for a place in the top four, and the manager will be aware that he will have to sell before he can buy as the club have various players who are surplus to requirement.
The White Hart Lane outfit splashed the cash following the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid bringing in seven players, but most of the signings have failed to live up to expectation and will be offloaded in the summer.
Most of the signings were made by technical director Franco Baldini, without proper consultation with then manager Andre Villas-Boas, who was eventually sacked due to his team's lack of competitiveness.
This summer, Tottenham could have as many as four people taking a call on the players to be signed and let go, with chairman Daniel Levy, technical director Franco Baldini, head of recruitment Paul Mitchell and Pochettino.
However, the Argentine manager, who took over from Tim Sherwood in the summer, has now made it clear that he needs to decide the players that are bought and sold by the club during the summer transfer window, given that he, along with his staff, will have to deal with the players on the pitch and during training sessions.
"I think it should be me, no?" Pochettino said, as quoted by the Mirror.
"Always the manager and the coaching staff need to deal with the player, in the changing room or on the pitch. And if the feeling is not good between us it is difficult to achieve something," the Argentine added.
"It is very important that the players who stay here and the players who maybe we bring in that I agree and it is my decision."
"Because if not, if you bring in some players here and I don't know these players, maybe it is not that they are bad players but it is important the feeling the player has with the coaching staff or the manager," the former Southampton manager concluded.