It wouldn't do for Kevin Keegan - but new QPR players are now chosen by committee - with boss Iain Dowie a mere third of the decision making.
In a week when former Fulham boss Keegan quit Newcastle over his right to decide on new players, Dowie accepts co-owner Flavio Briatore and sporting director Gianni Paladini will continue to set the agenda in strengthening Rs' squad.
Even though Briatore claimed in a radio interview last week he wouldn't trust the coach with his money, and has been a frequent visitor to the changing room, the manager insists HE'S the one who decides the starting XI that go out on the pitch.
"I'm the one who selects the team, and I decide what we do at the training ground," Dowie rapped.
For all that, the manager was playing his cards close to his chest about the day Briatore and co want a player he doesn't.
"It hasn't happened yet," Dowie said. "So what's the point in talking about it? People might make mischief out of that.
"But it would churlish to refuse quality players Flavio can bring in that I would have no chance of getting."
Midfield starlet Dani Parejo wouldn't have come close to QPR if Dowie had been doing the asking at Real Madrid, according to the manager.
And the man who beat off Steve McClaren and Sam Allardyce to land the job in the summer, still had the last word over whether the club sign Emanuel Ledesma.
The Argentine midf ielder was captured from Genoa after Dowie had run the rule over the precocious talent at a youth tournament in the summer.
"I'm asked my opinion," Dowie said, "and what would be the point of hearing it if it wasn't going to be acted on?
"But I would never disrupt the training ground and the spirit we're building here on things I can't control."