Armchair - you will spin anything to make Rodgers look like a chump won't you? Actually every club does it, in terms of scouts, statisticians etc. The point is that the manager has the final say on who he wants, the owners then say whether that player is affordable.
On the continent, the Director of Football buys the players and then the coach has to fit them in somehow. We dont have a director of football, Rodgers refused to work under one, and good on him.
Do you actually know ANYTHING about football at all?