Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio is relaxed to leave the identification of summer targets to others as he prepares for a recruitment drive. The Black Cats are expected to appoint Milan-based agent Roberto Di Fanti as director of football to find the players the manager needs and strike the deals to secure their services.
However, Di Canio will have the final say after sending out Di Fanti with a list of requirements, provided that chairman Ellis Short agrees to provide finance for any deal.
The Italian told the Sunderland Echo: "I know that the club has a plan, and the picture is clear before me of how it will work.
"I am head coach, the others have to handle the financial situation.
"I have said to them, we need this type of player, this type of quality, in this position or that position, so show me the players we can go and get and I will tell them, 'Yes, this player is okay' or 'No, this player is not'."