Oldham head coach Harry Kewell insists he is happy with his role in the club’s summer recruitment.

Latics have so far brought in 11 new signings ahead of the season opener against Carlisle United in the Carabao Cup at Boundary Park tomorrow.

But following the sacking of previous head coach Dino Maamria on July 31, questions have again been raised regarding the club’s recruitment policy, after the former Latics boss revealed his departure was partly due to disputes with the club's hierarchy about potential transfers.

And after being in charge of his new side for just over a month, Kewell was quick to establish what his role was when asked about the club’s recruitment at his first official press conference on Friday.

“First and foremost, I coach, that’s my role,” said the 41-year-old.

“When the owner (Abdallah Lemsagam) and sporting director (Mohamed Lemsagam) ask me for my opinion (on potential transfers), we’ll talk about it.

“They’ve been very open about it, we’ve talked a lot about the players and the players that have been brought in, we’ve all agreed that they’re the players we wanted at the club.”

And with their first league encounter against Leyton Orient now just a week away on September 12 and games in both the Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy to play either side, Kewell says that he is happy with a small squad but admits he would be open to bringing in one or two more players.

“From the moment I walked in, we are a small group but everyone here is pulling in the same direction,” he added.

“I think it’s been fantastic, I’ve been at clubs before who have done the same and if you can get that community - we’re all fighting for each other.

“I’m happy with the players that I’ve acquired, I think they’re bringing something different.

“Everyone’s always going to be looking for that extra one or two players but I think the core is there and now we have one or two areas to strengthen.

“We’re always open and looking, the transfer window is still open and you never know what can happen.”

The club on Friday also released their squad numbers with 21 players listed, four of those scholars.