Mark Wright admits he did not want Mark Hughes to leave Chester City to join Barnet on loan.
Hughes moved to Underhill on loan for the rest of the season before the transfer deadline as a result of Chester's financial situation.
Blues boss Wright understands the club's predicament, but would have vetoed the midfielder's move if he had been able to.
"It's hard for me to comment at the moment because the club is in a predicament that is very difficult to get out of now," Wright told the Chester Evening Leader.
"Players like Paul Butler, Tony Dinning, and Mark Hughes left the club this week, but I didn't want Mark Hughes to go in a million years - it wasn't my choice.
"The board granted Mark Hughes permission to join Barnet. I know it's selfish but I wouldn't have. People have to understand the position that Chester are in.
"It would now be great to bring players in and I believe the club has to bring players in if this club is going to survive - that's the reality. But it's not my choice."