Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish says he can handle Sammy Yu shadowing him on the training ground.
Hong Kong tycoon Carsen Yeung has posted Yu, the club's new vice-president of football, to Premier League Brum's training HQ following his £80million takeover.
McLeish and Yu, a former coach of Hong Kong, are already working together on transfer targets. But McLeish said: "It's unusual for me to have a board member at the training ground.
"He's football director and he's liaison between myself and Carson.
"That's fine - I'm comfortable with that. We get on well and have discussed some names of players.
"But I have to also see if I have first-choice then I will point Sammy in that direction."