Date:Monday December 4 2006
Newcastle chairman Freddy Shepherd insists he has no influence over who the club sign.
He insists it is the manager - not him - who makes the decisions on who the club signs.
Although Shepherd is adamant Glenn Roeder has the final say on who comes into the club, we know a deal is only struck with Shepherd's consent.
Shepherd knocked back countless targets during the reign of Sir Bobby Robson and Graeme Souness, as I'm sure any chairman would. There is not an endless pit of money. And in effect, Shepherd DOES decide who comes to the club.
Shepherd: 'I don't interfere with transfers and it is ludicrous to suggest that I bring in the players or make signings without the manager being involved.
'There is no way I have ever said to a manager 'There is Mr X - you have got him whether you like him or not'.
'It would be madness for anyone to do that. I know that they do that on the continent, but it wouldn't work in English football.
'I don't get involved in team selection and I don't hang around the training ground. That's not what I am paid for
'We have spent £250 million on players since I have been on the board, so no one can ever accuse us of not backing managers.'
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