Former Tottenham boss Martin Jol has slammed the transfer policy of sports chief Damien Comolli.
Jol says Comolli ignored his request to buy an experienced midfielder and left winger in the summer.
Jol told The Sun: "I felt the squad would be unbalanced with these signings and it proved to be the case.
"The funny thing is the new manager will probably come to the same conclusion and the club will go out in January and buy the two players I felt we needed."
Jol targeted Elano and Martin Petrov - but both ended up at Manchester City.
He added: "When Frank Arnesen was director of football we spoke together about the players to bring to the club.
"But I did not have the same relationship with the next man.
"I think the club wanted to invest in younger players because they wanted to make money on them in the future.
"The decisions were not being made for footballing reasons.
"I knew that in the summer and I realised my position was becoming very difficult."