Transfers

10 Managers Who Spent the Most Money on Transfers Since 2000

Mudeet Arora
Mourinho and Guardiola top the list of the highest spending managers since 2000
Mourinho and Guardiola top the list of the highest spending managers since 2000 / Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images
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There is always a discussion based on managers who have spent the most amount of money in order to achieve success in their areers with their respective clubs.

Today we take a look at 10 legendary managers who have spent the most amount of money of their clubs on transfers in order to achieve success.

Figures from transfermarkt reveal the following are the highest spending coaches since the year 2000:

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Football managers who have spent the highest money on transfers since 2000 / Transfermarkt

Unsurprisingly, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have spent the highest amount of money on transfers in the last two decades with €1.76bn and €1.59bn respectively.

Ancelotti comes in third with €1.37bn worth of spendings.

The three managers are considered as modern day coaching legends with them collectively having immensely successful stints at clubs like Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, AC Milan, Inter, Chelsea and Manchester City among others.

A surprising aspect of this list is the inclusion of Arsene Wenger's name in this list. Many have historically considered Wenger as one of the most economical managers of all time, but this list proves otherwise.

Unai Emery takes his place in 10th in this list solely because of the part he played in bringing Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain in a world record €222 million fee.

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