Top 10 highest spending managers in the history of football: The best managers like to play with the best players. However, the signings come at a large price. Let us look at the managers who have splurged the most.
A game of football usually features 11 men on both sides of the field unless a player has been sent off. The men in the middle of the park decide the outcome of the match. However, much of how they play is usually decided behind closed doors by one man; the manager.
It is the manager’s job to device a game plan with which his team adheres through the 90 minutes. Sometimes the manager does not have the men to carry out his plans and he brings in players to fit into his system.
Sometimes the manager just wants to strengthen his squad or desires a marquee player around whom he builds his team. Doing so however, requires money. Most of the leading managers have dipped their feet into the transfer market to assemble their dream team.
Today we will take a look at the top 10 highest spending managers in the history of football.
10) Unai Emery
The current Arsenal boss opens the list of the top 10 highest spending managers in the world. He guided Sevilla to 3 consecutive Europa League victories before being appointed PSG manager.
In his first season with the French giants he completed the domestic treble and went a step ahead with a domestic Quadruple next season. However, his failure to win the Champions League meant that PSG did not renew his contract.
He has spent 705 million Euros in his managerial career so far on 63 players alone. Shocking, considering that he made a name for himself at Sevilla with his shrewdness in the transfer market.
However, almost a third of his spending comes from the record fee of 222 million-euros PSG paid to bring Neymar from Barcelona.
9) Rafa Benitez
Rafa Benitez is the only manager in the world to have won the UEFA Europa League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
He also won the La Liga twice with Valencia before being appointed manager of Liverpool. Apart from that one magical night in Istanbul, Benitez has had quite a mediocre showing since leaving Spain.
Benitez has spent 753 million euros on 92 players. A majority of which came when he has in Liverpool. Shocking, considering, he once claimed that it was hard to compete with Chelsea and Manchester United’s financial might in the Premier league.
His most notable buys are Gonzalo Higuain from Real Madrid as Napoli manager and Fernando Torres from Atletico Madrid during his time as Liverpool boss.