Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero admits coach Sinisa Mihajlovic threatened to quit if they failed to land his transfer targets.
Ferrero concedes he knows little about the game.
"Mihajlovic threatened to leave if I didn't buy his players, so I bought them," said Ferrero.
"I don't know much about football, so I ask Mihajlovic for advice. When they told me Sinisa was in charge of Samp, I bought the club straight away.
"He loves me madly now, but will never admit it. He'll miss me when he's gone."
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