In the current market of Football, money holds a huge value as the transfer cost of every individual has grown significantly over the last two decades. Subsequently, clubs need to break their bank and sign the best players in the world in order to achieve European success.
As a result, let’s take a look at five football managers who have spent the most amount of money to bring in reinforces to their squad to win trophies since 2000.
All the below Transfer values recorded below are taken from a verified source called Transfermarkt.
1. Jose Mourinho – €1.76 billion (104 signings)
Jose Mourinho started his managerial career in Porto in 2003. During his tenure, he surprised the entire world as he helped Porto to win the Uefa Champions League in 2004. Following his European success, the Chelsea football club decided to sign Mourinho as their manager in 2005. Subsequently, Jose led the Chelsea team to back to back Premier League titles. As of now, Jose Mourinho has won 25 titles in his entire managerial career.
With all the accomplishments, the Portuguese manager has established his legacy as one of the greatest managers in the world. However, this would not have been possible without all the big signings that he has made. Mourinho has made a massive 104 signings with an overall cost of €1.76 billion in his career.
2. Pep Guardiola – €1.59 billion ( 67 Signings)
Pep Guardiola is widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the world. Moreover, he is the only coach to have won six trophies in a single season. The Spanish manager has proved himself in every club that he has ever managed as he has won leagues in three different countries.
However, the current Manchester City manager is known to spend an enormous amount of money on transfers every year. As a result, Guardiola has signed 67 players for a gross total of €1.59 billion.
3. Carlo Ancelotti – €1.37 billion (88 Signings)
Carlo Ancelotti has managed several European clubs and has won many prestigious trophies in his career. Moreover, he has also achieved a similar kind of European success as a player as well
He has managed big clubs like Real Madrid, Ac Milan, Bayern Munich, Everton and many more throughout the years. Therefore many football fans consider him as one of the greatest Italian coaches due to all the accolades he has achieved over time.
4. Manuel Pellegrini – €1.16 billion (88 Signings)
Manuel Pellegrini is one of the most underrated managers in the entire world. Owing to the fact that his success goes under the radar. He has managed big clubs like Manchester City and Real Madrid in his career. Further, he has won four league cups in four countries.
Hence this stat is enough to prove that Pellegrini should be in the conversation among one of the best managers of this generation.
5. Massimiliano Allegri- €1.06 billion (96 signings)
Massimiliano Allegri has achieved great success in Italy and is arguably the best manager in the Italian league. He has managed two of the best clubs in the Seria A in the form of Juventus and Ac Milan. Further, he has won five straight leagues with Juventus and is the only manager to have won the domestic double for four consecutive seasons.
During his tenure, he has made some historic signings like Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli to Juventus for a fee of €90 million and Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus for a record-breaking €100 million transfer fee.