Harry Redknapp has confidence in the way Queen Park Rangers's financial future is being handled but acknowledged it is vital he plays his part by keeping the club in the top flight.
QPR released accounts this week that showed their wage bill had doubled to £56 million (Dh309m) in the year to May 31, 2012.
They have since strengthened further with a number of high-earning players brought to Loftus Road, including Loic Remy and Christopher Samba in January.
The outlay has yet to reap its rewards, with QPR bottom of the Premier League and four points adrift of safety with 10 games remaining. On Saturday, they play hosts at Loftus Road to an out-of-form Sunderland, who have not won in their past five games.
Relegation could have serious implications on the finances of Rangers but Redknapp, who took over in November after Mark Hughes was dismissed, is convinced the owners know what they are doing.
"If the debts are high the chairman and the board must understand that," he said.
"They're not silly men, they're successful businessmen. They know what they're doing so I'll leave it to them. It's their business.
"It's important obviously [to stay up]. But when you are a football manager we are not involved in that side of the business. I've said it a million times, we are not involved in players' wages. That's done at a different level to what we work. We work with the team and on the pitch. The financial side of it, I don't know. Those results were from before I came here."
The former Tottenham Hotspur coach revealed the signings of Remy and Samba were driven by Tony Fernandes, the Rangers chairman.
"You don't keep going to them and saying you want to bring in this player or that player," Redknapp said.
"The chairman said to me in the window he wanted to make the two big signings.
"He did all the work in doing that. He brought the players to the club. I couldn't really take an awful lot of credit for those signings, to be honest.
"He did that. He met the players and the agents. He did the deals and persuaded the players to come to QPR.
"It was great for the club. It's up to them.
"You couldn't get nicer people than the people that own QPR. I mean that genuinely. They're fantastic people."
Norwich City v Southampton Robert Snodgrass is prepared to run himself into the ground on Saturday at Carrow Road if it helps Norwich City beat Southampton and move them closer to securing Premier League status.
The 25 year old prides himself on covering the hard yards and said: "The fitness coaches show you your numbers, and as an individual you try to beat that each week. We know what it takes as players and as a team – the most important thing is we get the three points."
Reading v Aston Villa Brian McDermott has urged his Reading players to have no "regrets" in their fight to stay in the Premier League. McDermott’s side face Aston Villa on Saturday at the Madejski Stadium with both sides in the relegation zone.
"At the end of every season as a manager you never want any regrets. I want to look back on this season and know that whatever happens we have done what we had to do and we have taken the game to the opposition," McDermott said. "I don’t need to emphasise anything about this game to the players. They know how important it is."
West Brom v Swansea City Steve Clarke, the West Bromwich Albion manager, has challenged his side to break the 50-point barrier this season. Effectively already safe from relegation in ninth spot and on 40 points, Clarke said ahead of Saturday’s game with Swansea City: "With 10 games to go, that we could still break the 50-point barrier with a reasonable run of results.
"Hopefully we can break it by more than one or two points and get towards the mid 50s or top end of the 50s and make it a really good season. But I think it is now too far away to hope we can get into the European positions."
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