Does the manager have absolute power in England? No, it depends on a budget and on the executive director that negotiates the signings of players.
There are good players in Europe and all the way around the world, but better than Torres - no. I would not want to swap Fernando with anyone else in the world, because he is my player, and I'm very pleased with him.
Luiz Felipe Scolari was a good professional, a nice person, someone you could talk with before and after games. He has a lot of experience and is a good manager.