Aston Villa manager Remi Garde may well consider quitting the Midlands club after they missed out on every one of their transfer targets.
The Fenchman, who has only been in charge 15 matches, expressed his frustration as the club failed to bring in a single play during the window.
Garde had been promised money to spend to improve Villa, rock bottom of the Premier League and 10 points from safety, but failed to see one new face arrive.
Villa had been linked with Seydou Doumbia, Loic Remy, Steven Naismith, Gokhan Inler, Mathieu Debuchy and a number of other players but none arrived.
Premier League January deals - club-by-club
Premier League January deals - club-by-club
INS - Mohamed Elneny (Basel, £7.4m)OUTS - Glen Kamara (Southend, loan)
2/20 Aston Villa
INS - NoneOUTS - Gary Gardner (Nottm Forest, Loan), Joe Cole (Coventry, loan), Callum Robinson (Preston, loan), Jose Angel Crespo (Rayo Vallecano, loan), Joe Bennett (Sheff Wednesday, loan)
INS - Rhoys Wiggins (Sheffield Wednesday, loans), Juan Iturbe (Roma, loan), Marius Adamonis (FK Atlantas, loan), Lewis Grabban (Norwich, £7m), Benik Afobe (Wolves, £9m).OUTS - Lee Tomlin (Bristol City, loan), Yann Kermorgant (Reading, undisc.), Elliot Ward (Blackburn Roivers, undisc.), Jayden Stockley (Exeter, loan).
INS - Matt Miazga (NY Red Bulls, undisc.), Alexandre Pato (Corinthians, loan). OUTS - Marco van Ginkel (PSV, loan), Patrick Bamford (Norwich, loan), Ramires (Jiangsu Suning, £25m), Christian Atsu (Malaga, loan), Papy Djilobodji (Werder Bremen, loan), Alex Kiwomya (Fleetwood, loan), Mitchell Beeney (Newport County, loan), Wallace (Gremio, loan), Ulises Davila (Santos Laguna, undisc.).
5/20 Crystal Palace
INS - Emmanuel Adebayor (free agent),OUTS - Jonny Williams (MK Dons, loan), Jack Hunt (Sheff Wednesday, undisc.)
INS - Oumar Niasse (Lokomotiv Moscow, £13.5m), Shani Tarashaj (Grasshoppers, undisc. - back to Grasshoppers on loan), Matthew Foulds (Bury, undisc.)OUTS - Aiden McGeady (Sheff Wednesday, loan), Jonjoe Kenny (Oxford, loan), Steven Naismith (Noriwch City, £8.5m), Liam Walsh (Yeovil, loan).
7/20 Leicester City
INS - Daniel Amartey (Copenhagen, undisc.), Demarai Gray (Birmingham, £3.7m).OUTS - Tom Lawrence (Cardiff, loan), Jak McCourt (Barnsley, undisc.), Andrej Kramaric (Hoffenheim, loan), Alie Sesay (Barnet, undisc.), Joe Davis (Fleetwood, undisc.).
INS - Steven Caulker (QPR, loan), Marko Grujic (Red Star Belgrade, £5.1m - loaned back to Red Star)OUTS - Ryan Fulton (Portsmouth, loan).
9/20 Manchester City
INS - Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich, manager from next season), Anthony Caceres (Central Coast Mariners, undisc.),OUTS - Anthony Caceres (Melbourne City, loan) George Evans (Reading, undisc.), Ian Lawlor (Bury, loan).
10/20 Manchester United
INS -OUTS - Victor Valdes (Standard Liege, loan), Liam Grimshaw (Preston, loan), Ben Pearson (Preston, undisc.), Ashley Fletcher (Barnsley, loan)
11/20 Newcastle United
INS - Seydou Doumbia (Roma, loan), Andros Townsend (Tottenham, £12m) Jonjo Shelvey (Swansea, £12m), Henri Saivet (Bordeaux, loan).OUTS - Florian Thauvin (Marseille, loan), Lubo Satka (York, loan), Mike Williamson (Wolves, undisc.), Shane Ferguson (Millwall, undisc.), Gael Bigirimana (Coventry, loan), Kyle Cameron (York, loan).
12/20 Norwich City
INS - Patrick Bamford (Chelsea, loan), Steven Naismith (Everton, £8.5m), Timm Klose (Wolfsburg, undisc.), Ben Godfrey (York, undisc.), Ivo Pinto (Dinamo Zagreb, undisc.).OUTS - Louis Thompson (Swindon, loan), Jamar Loza (Southend, loan), Gary Hooper (Sheff Wednesday, loan), Harry Toffolo (Peterborough, loan), Conor McGrandles (Falkirk, loan), Lewis Grabban (Bournemouth, £7m), Jake Kean (Colchester, loan), Eillott Bennett (Blackburn, loan).
INS - Charlie Austin (QPR, £4m).OUTS - Ryan Seager (Crewe, loan), Sam McQueen (Southend, loan).
14/20 Stoke City
INS - Giannelli Imbula (Porto, £18.3m)OUTS - Eddy Lecygne (Doncaster, loan), Steve Sidwell (Brighton, loan), Anthony Stokes (Celtic, loan)
INS - Wahbi Khazri (Bordeaux, undisc.), Lamine Kone (Lorient, undisc.), Steve Harper (free agent), Dame N'Doye (Trabzonspor, loan), Jan Kirchhoff (Bayern Munich, undisc.).OUTS - Sebastian Coates (Sporting Lisbon, loan), Will Buckley (Birmingham, loan), Lynden Gooch (Doncaster, loan), Danny Graham (Blackburn, loan), Costel Pantilimon (Watford, loan).
16/20 Swansea City
INS - Leroy Fer (QPR, loan), Alberto Paloschi (Chievo, undisc.).OUTS - Dan Alfei (Mansfield, loan), Eder (Lille, loan), Gerhard Tremmel (Werder Bremen, loan), Jonjo Shelvey (Newcastle, £12m).
17/20 Tottenham Hotspur
INS -OUTS - Alex Pritchard (West Brom, loan), Andros Townsend (Newcastle, £12m), Shaquile Coulthirst (Peterborough, undisc.), Kenny McEvoy (York, free).
INS - Abdoulaye Doucoure (Rennes, £8m), Mario Suarez (Fiorentina, undisc.), Costel Pantilimon (Sunderland, loan), Nordin Amrabat (Malaga, undisc.).OUTS - Giedrius Arlauskis (Espanyol, loan), Diego Fabbrini (Birmingham, £1.5m), Connor Smith (Wimbledon, free), Uche Ikpeazu (Blackpool, loan), Alessandro Diamanti (Atalanta, loan).
19/20 West Bromwich Albion
INS - Alex Pritchard (Tottenham, loan), Sandro (QPR, loan),OUTS - Anders Lindegaard (Preston, loan), Adil Nabi (Peterborough, undisc.)
20/20 West Ham United
INS - Emmanuel Emenike (Fenerbahce, loan), Sam Byram (Leeds, undisc.),OUTS - Mauro Zarate (Fiorentina, undisc.), Elliott Lee (Colchester, loan), Stephen Hendrie (Southend, loan), Diego Poyet (Charlton, loan), Lewis Page (Cambridge, loan).
Now he has admitted he will consider his future at the end of the season.
"It was not as clear as maybe when I signed but it’s something that I don’t want to discuss too much," he said. "As a new manager I would have expected new faces to support my change.
"We missed these targets. It’s unfortunate."
The former Lyon manager didn't go as far as saying he had been let down by owner Randy Lerner, chairman Steve Hollis or chief executive Tom Fox, but added:
"It’s always difficult with players in the transfer window because sometimes you cannot sign them because of the situation where the club is.
"Sometimes financially they want too much money and sometimes they choose another challenge.
"To be fair we should have signed a goalkeeper. The deal was okay with the club, with the player – we were denied the work permit.
"It was a big disappointment.
"Also for a striker I tried to sign many but for different reasons they chose other clubs."