He told the Wigan Observer: "We're trying to get better players here than the ones we had last year.
"We're building a young side. Look at the likes of Tottenham - they've got all the young, top players. This will take two or three years, it won't happen overnight.
"Signings don't happen overnight, it can take four or five weeks sometimes.
"Players are away on holiday now and they want to think about things.
"Chris Brunt is a possibility, but I am not saying yes or no."