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The Highest Spending Managers In The History Of Football

By | source:Here May 28th, 2023

Football is a sport that has been obsessed with money for years. You can see this even in the way that fans refer to it, calling it “soccer.” But there’s no doubt that the managers of football teams have been especially interested in how much their players cost. And these days, managers are not only spending more money than ever before—they’re also spending it faster than ever before!

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho has spent £1.4 billion on players during his career as a manager, making him the highest spending manager in football history. Mourinho spent most of his career in England, where he first arrived at Chelsea and then Manchester United before returning to Stamford Bridge for another spell with the Blues. He also managed Inter Milan between 2008 and 2010 and Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013 before moving back to England again when he was appointed as manager of Manchester United in 2016.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is one of the highest spending managers in the history of football. In his time at Manchester City, he has spent over $1 billion on players and won 6 league titles, 3 Champions League titles, 2 Premier League titles and 1 World Cup with his teams.

Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti is a former Italian footballer and current manager of Napoli. He has managed some of the biggest clubs in Europe, including Chelsea and Real Madrid. Ancelotti won the Champions League with AC Milan in 2003 and Premier League with Chelsea in 2010.

Max Allegri

Max Allegri is the current manager of Juventus and has won 2 Serie A titles, 2 Italian Super Cups and 1 Coppa Italia title. He has also won the UEFA Champions League twice with Milan. Allegri’s net worth is estimated to be $15 million.

Manuel Pellegrini

Manuel Pellegrini is a Chilean former footballer and manager of English Premier League club West Ham United. He is currently the highest-paid manager in the world, having been given a contract worth £15 million per year by West Ham United. Pellegrini began his career in his native Chile with Universidad Catolica before moving to Argentina to play for Club Atletico River Plate and then Independiente. In 1996 he joined Spanish side Villarreal where he played until 1999 before retiring from football altogether at just 35 years old due to injury problems related to stress fractures on both feet (he had previously broken one).


These five managers have spent huge amounts of money on players over their careers and are still spending today. It is important to note that these managers have also won many trophies throughout their career which shows how much money they actually need to spend in order for them to win games or championships.