Smith has revealed that he will give his opinion on what to do in January, but the final decision will be taken by the Villa sporting director and the CEO.
The former Brentford has also claimed that there have been no offers for any of the Villa players so far.
Villa told The Birmingham Mail regarding January spending: “I’m not sure. That’s down to my sporting director and the CEO to deal with the owners. As the head coach my job is to get the team out there.
"I’ll have an input into the recruitment but in terms of finances, I’ll leave that to the sporting director and CEO.
"We’ve had no offers for anyone, as far as I’m aware, so I’m just planning for our five games before the window opens.”
Encouraging for Aston Villa fans
One can understand why Villa’s sporting director and the CEO will have the final say on transfers.
After all, they are the one who are in charge of the financial well-being of the club and have to think long-term.
Smith, though, should have an input in which players are signed in the January transfer window, as he is the manager and will have to work with the new signings.
It is also encouraging that Villa have had no offers for any of their players, as the Villans need not worry about losing their best footballers, as the team challenge for the Championship playoffs this season.