Fulham boss Hughes: I had nothing to do with size of Man City transfer fees
Hughes is back in football after being sacked by City before Christmas.
He revealed: "My role changed in terms of player acquisition (at City). I was more about recommending players than doing deals. I wouldn't recommend how much should be paid.
"People always quote my record in terms of spending at Man City but I don't always understand that. The amounts paid were not directly influenced by me. On some occasions at City, players were presented to me who I didn't really have a direct input on.
"But you get a phone call and someone says, 'Would you like Robinho?' As a manager, yes, I would."