Last Updated: Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:39
Stoke chief executive Tony Scholes insists that boss Mark Hughes will have full control of any transfers the club makes this summer.
Hughes was appointed as the Potters boss at the end of May following the departure of long-serving boss Tony Pulis, who was relieved of his duties at the Britannia Stadium after seven years at the club.
Rumours had been circulating that the Welsh man would have to answer to a Director of Football over any business that he would like to conduct in the window.
Scholes has been quick to back his manager and cool any talk that he will be unable to mould the squad and place his own stamp on the team.
Scholes said: "The media started reporting that the club was looking to take a 'new direction' and those suggestions seemed to gather some momentum. As far as we're concerned, there is no new direction, we're very clear on how the club should be run.
"Fundamentally, it will be Mark Hughes' decision on what players we recruit within the budgetary parameters that are set but there's no change of direction. Every player that comes into the Club will come in because Mark Hughes wants him to."
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