He said: "There has not been a significant change in the money we will earn. If you say 'right Gordon, you've got an extra £50million', we would throw away the targets we have and go for some others. But the increased revenue is not going to change anything. What we are looking for are players at levels we can afford.
He said: "Do you know how much the back four against AC Milan the other night cost us? Nothing.
"To qualify twice in the trot for the last 16 of the Champions League is a terrific achievement for these players, they should be so proud of themselves.
"It is absolutely phenomenal because the teams in the last 16 really are the top sides. We beat Spartak Moscow (to qualify), one of the best teams in Europe. We take pride in the fact that when we were two nothing down against Shakhtar in the first group stage game on a cold horrible night in Donetsk, we were written off.
"We had to beat Shakhtar at home. We go a goal down and lose two of our back four but still come back to win. That was a terrific, terrific performance."