Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is delighted with the board backing he's received this summer.
Club owner Randy Lerner has splashed the cash and chief executive Paul Faulkner has been hard at work behind-the-scenes as Lambert looks to build for his second season in charge.
Lambert said: "The new lads that have come in still need a bit of time to settle in. But that’s why we have done it as early as we did, to give them that feeling of what the British game’s like.
"These lads are going to give it a right go. It’s just a matter of getting them altogether and getting them playing the way you want them to play.
"Paul and Randy have been great – they really have, with the Christian thing and the lads we have brought in. They have backed it all the way.
"It’s a matter of us trying to get the right personnel and, once it starts for real, that’s the time to start to judge us. Everything has gone as well it could have done."