Tim Sherwood has been quoted as saying by The Mirror that he did not have the final say on signings when he was the manager of Aston Villa.
The former Tottenham Hotspur boss was in charge of the Villans from from February to October 2015.
“There was a committee, which I was part of — so I had a say in the players I wanted to bring into the football club,” The Mirror quotes Sherwood as saying.
“I certainly had a say, but the final say?” added the Englishman. “It was more of a combined collective decision and ultimately the man who puts his hand in his pocket is the one who has to make that decision.
“Randy Lerner has spent an awful lot of his money at that football club for a long, long period of time.”
Aston Villa’s struggles
Sherwood was sacked as the Villa manager last month following a run of poor results.
Remi Garde has been given the job, and he will be in charge of the Villans on Sunday.
Villa will take on Manchester City at Villa Park in the Premier League. The home team will be underdogs for the match and are not even expected to pick up a point.
However, the Villa players should give their all and show their new manager that they are ready to fight for the cause.
The Villans are at the foot of the Premier League table at the moment with just four points from 11 matches, six points behind 17th-place Newcastle United with a game in hand.