"We have brought two wingers to the club along with a striker; we have brought three players in and we have worked to renew contracts with key players. If we need any more signings in January, we can do that,"
If we do need any more signings in January, we can do one or two. If we are in a good position and need a push, we can buy more players. If we have a chance of the top six in January, we can buy two players to give us a boost.
"We will give the manager full support, if he needs it. All the money from the sale of Oliver Burke will go back into the club, whatever happens.
"It is for the club. I have not taken any money out. The investment is currently £112m now.
"We told the manager he could buy or loan players, we just asked him to tell us who he wanted to target. These are the players he and Pedro (Pereira) wanted to bring in.
"I am not the one who has picked these players. They are the players the manager has picked with no interference."
We are working together to look at players, they decide between them and then bring the players to me. The manager picks them. We have signed 11 players this summer. The manager will tell you who has picked the players. We hope they are good signings."
"We will be out of embargo permanently now, because of the sale of Burke. That issue has gone for us now. The finances are covered," he said. "We are on top of the finances. There are rules and we do not want to breach them.
"The fans do not want us to sell players, they just want to see us buy. I understand that. But we can be positive with the players we have. The environment we have here is a good one; the players are really happy.
"The spirit is very high at the club. We want to be together with the fans. We have sorted out the FFP. If we beat Aston Villa in the next game, we will probably be in the top six. We will only get stronger.
"I am not looking to take the £13m and put it in my pocket. I care about the club; I feel like this is my club. I want to do something for this club. My dream has always been to make this club a success and I still want to make that happen. This is my ambition still."
"We will give Britt a new contract, he is staying with us. And we want to give Henri Lansbury a new contract as well,"
"He (Assombalonga) will have two years extra. He has three years left on his current deal, if you include this season. So he will have another two years on top of that. We want to make him happy. And we will do the same with Henri Lansbury. We want to give him a longer term contract and make sure they both stop at our club.
"We hope the fans will see we are not messing around, when we get these contracts signed.
"And the players we have signed will give the manager plenty of options. We feel they are good signings. We believe the signings we have brought in are good and we hope the fans will give them an opportunity to show what they can do. We have to back the team and back the manager."
Edited by E R, 01 September 2016 - 04:02 AM.