Everton boss Ronald Koeman has admitted he does not have the final say on which players the club sign.
The Toffees recruited Steve Walsh from Leicester last summer as director of football after his success in signing Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante for the Foxes.
And he is playing a significant role in transfers at Goodison Park.
Koeman told the Mirror: “Full control, no, I cannot control all the players I want.
“We speak about the players who will make the team stronger.
“Last week I said we need more players and more scoring players than we have right now.”
Koeman, who has been linked with the Barcelona job, also reiterated his belief that long-term managerial appointments at clubs are a thing of the past.
He said: “But always the position of the manager is not long term, because most of the time football changes.
“What happened to Wenger and Ferguson is an exception.
“And that’s why I like Steve (Walsh’s) function in the club. He is for the long term and sometimes he is looking for young players who are not first-team players.”
The 54-year-old went on to explain that his main role at Everton is to coach the team, but revealed his aspirations to help the long-term future of the club by giving experience to some of their promising youngsters.
Koeman added: “My function is to win every weekend but, if I can help the club by giving chances to young players, I will.
“But first of all, we need a strong team for next season.
“Of course, we need to have agreement but we know exactly what we like and what we need for the first team.”