Remi Garde is considering his position at Aston Villa after the club failed to land any of his targets in the January transfer window.
Villa are rock bottom in the Premier League and were in desperate need of strengthening.
Compatriot Mathieu Debuchy was one of Garde’s main targets, while he also wanted Seydou Doumbia and Wahbi Khazri, who joined relegation rivals Newcastle and Sunderland, respectively.
And Garde suggests the board changed their transfer policy from what he was originally promised when he replaced Tim Sherwood in November.
“Maybe it was not as clear when I signed, but it’s something that I don’t want to discuss too much,” he said.
“I understand that you cannot carry on doing the same things when you have not been as successful as you have wanted.
“The situation of a team at the bottom of the table was not easy for players but that was not the only reason.
“It was also a financial problem. As a new manager I would have expected new faces to support my changes.”