The Magpies have signed youngsters Romain Amalfitano, Gael Birigimana and Curtis Good this summer and have been strongly linked with a move for Lille full-back Mathieu Debuchy, though that has been stalled by the French club as they pursue a replacement.
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"Obviously I want to strengthen, but patience is the key."
The former Southampton boss has outlined his targets for the summer and has now put his faith in the Sports Direct Arena board to complete the transfers.
He explained: "I'm out of it now really, I've made my selections of who we think will take the team forward.
"Now it's about Lee [Charnley, club secretary] and Derek [Llambias, managing director] trying to get a deal that works for us and for the club who have the player.
"I've left it to them and now we'll wait."