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I think you've conveniently missed the point, if
Ken has said we sign who he says we sign then that massively undermines Parkinson's position, and puts out a statement that he doesn't trust his managers judgement on player recruitment, looking at the bigger picture it could be the reason we don't see a lot of the likes of Karacan, ALF, and the likes, I mean he signed Charsley, Flanagan on deadline day and they've vanished into thin air, not the sign of good recruitment, but then were they signed by Parkinson?
Parkinson is an employee.
We have no idea on what terms he was employed (does his position involve signing the players he wants, or just to coach the players he's given - or something in between?) nor his personal relationship with Anderson.
Up to know he certainly seems to have the backing of Anderson and similarly he's not reported to have shown any petulance over the many difficult and continuing circumstances that he has faced.
It's easy for anyone to spend someone else's money to buy success but it's not always sustainable to do so.
Maybe he did want other players and maybe Anderson did say no to him - if so he wouldn't have been the first football manager to face that would he - should they all resign when that happens?
Maybe he never signed the likes of Alf, Karacan, Flanagan, etc at all - and that was Anderson's doing - with Parkinson's job just to make the best team from who he had available to him.
If so since October he found a successful way to do it.
Obviously with the last minute signing of Madine that's changed.
Maybe now he'll find another successful way to get the best from the squad he has and we will see more of the likes of Alf, Karacan, Flanagan, etc and keep us up - maybe he won't - time will tell.
Personally it is my guess based on how Anderson has kept tight financial control on any expenditure to the likes of HMRC, the caterers, the promotion bonuses to players that had left, etc that he certainly has never given Parkinson free reign over who he can bring into the club (the clubs biggest cost being the players wage bill) or let go - that's clearly down to Ken - agreed?
If so then it means Parkinson's job is to coach the players he's given. No doubt Parkinson can have a big input into signings or sales - but not the final say.
Seems a reasonable situation to me and despite everything we've done ok so far - don't you think?