New Birmingham boss Alex McLeish has been promised funds to spend during the January transfer window by the current board.
Chairman David Gold and co-owner David Sullivan seem certain to still be in power at St Andrews, after the apparent collapse of the Carson Yeung bid.
Gold said: "Alex has identified certain areas of the side that need improving. Presuming we are still the incumbents at the time he wants to buy, then we will support the manager with squad strengthening.
"Alex had concerns about the takeover, as did we, but we were able to tell him when he came here that we felt that it only had a 10% chance of succeeding.
"We don't think it will happen now, so we have had to assume we will be in charge when the January window opens - although we still cannot rule out the possibility of new owners."