Steve Evans says he is unconcerned by Leeds United president Massimo Cellino's disqualification, insisting he will have the final say on team selection as new coach at Elland Road.
Evans was appointed as Uwe Rosler's successor shortly after the German's five-month tenure was ended.
Owner Cellino was then handed another Football League disqualification for tax offences in Italy, in what proved the latest chaotic chapter in the club's recent history.
"[Cellino is] a very passionate man, he wants to win matches," Evans said. "My biggest question was do I get first and last say.
"The president is clear - I get the first and last say. If I didn't get the first and last say I wouldn't be here.
"I'm honoured, humbled, I could use all the phrases but I mean then. I'll give it everything.
"I've just caught up with the president again and I didn't get into [the ban] with him. That's not my side. I concentrate on what happens on the grass.
"A famous retired manager told me to focus on what's happening on the grass. Whatever happens above me at board level - that's for them to deal with.
"It's not a concern because he's still my boss. I've not thought about it.
"Just give me an opportunity. I am cautious, nervous, excited, everything. It's wedding days, kids being born, first dates, all rolled into one.
"They told me there would be around 4,000 supporters at Fulham - I want to send them and me to the pub having won a game."