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The most expensive managers in football history (1)

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Fabio Capello may have only joined Russia as their national manager in July of last year, but the veteran Italian has already been bought out of his contract by Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG have been in desperate search for a new boss following Carlo Ancelotti's request to join Real Madrid, and the Ligue 1 club have targeted some of the most prominent coaches in European football.

Andre Villas-Boas, Guus Hiddink and Arsene Wenger had all been linked with the soon to be filled role but, despite possessing the funds to activate their respective release clauses, PSG were unable to convince any of them to move to the Parc des Princes.

PSG, then, have settled on Capello, with the Italian reported to have signed a one-year contract to replace Ancelotti, with Arsenal manager Wenger remaining in their sights, but interest in the Frenchman put on hold until next year.

The Ligue 1 champions are reported to have paid €3 million to the Russian FA to capture Capello - barely a drop in the ocean for the super-rich Qatari backed club with vast reserves of cash.

It is often said the most important person at a football club is the manager, so is €3 million too much to pay for just a year of Capello, or is the fee justified for a coach of his expertise?

Let's compare it to the record fees paid to release managers from their contracts with other employers…

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