The 25 highest spending managers in the world since the year 2000 (25th-11th)

Jurgen Klopp's spending throughout his managerial career is more than respectable

In the modern day, managers are given licence to spend huge money on players.

Back in 2017, Neymar's move to Paris Saint-Germain essentially broke the transfer market, with fees sky-rocketing as a result.

It now means that managers operating in the present day will amass enormous cumulative totals of money spent on players.

In fact, five managers have spent over €1bn since the year 2000. It's a stark reminder of just how influential money is within the sport.

Below, you'll find the 25 managers who have spent the most on players since the turn of the century, along with the number of players they have signed.

All data sourced from Transfermarkt.

25. Ronald Koeman

Players acquired - 71

Amount spent - €505.05m

The Dutchman embarked on quite the spending spree with Everton, signing the likes of Gylfi Sigurdsson and Yannick Bolaise for huge fees.

24. Mauricio Pochettino

Players acquired - 41

Amount spent - €508.28m

A manager renowned for discovering talent, but Poch wasn't afraid to spend either, with Tanguy Ndombele his record purchase at €60m.

23. Louis van Gaal

Players acquired - 43

Amount spent - €512.85m

When you manage the likes of Bayern Munich and Manchester United, you're not exactly going to be penny-pinching, are you?

Van Gaal with Man Utd

22. Rudi Garcia

Players acquired - 82

Amount spent - €521.20m

The curent Lyon manager's place on the list is basically due to the volume of players acquired throughout his journeyman career.

21. Thomas Tuchel

Players acquired - 53

Amount spent - €521.56m

Managing PSG in the modern era goes hand-in-hand with spending big. Kylian Mbappe alone accounts for €145m of Tuchel's total.

20. Brendan Rodgers

Players acquired - 67

Amount spent - €561.33m

Don't forget, this is the man who signed Roberto Firmino for Liverpool - and paid €45m for Christian Benteke...

19. Leonardo Jardim

Players acquired - 68

Amount spent - €592.94m

The Portuguese has certainly not been short of cash to spend during his stints as manager of AS Monaco.

Jardim with AS Monaco

18. Mark Hughes

Players acquired - 62

Amount spent - €597.27m

It's easy to forget that Hughes was manager at the time Manchester City received their cash-injection from Sheikh Mansour.

17. Luciano Spalletti

Players acquired - 87

Amount spent - €620.77m

Like Garcia, much of Spalletti's total is down to the number of players acquired. However, Hulk and Axel Witsel cost €40m apiece when the Italian was in charge of Zenit.

16. Maurizio Sarri

Players acquired - 38

Amount spent - €644.62m

A small number of players signed and a hefty spend total accumulated, the common outcome of being an elite-level manager in the present day.

15. Jurgen Klopp

Players acquired - 69

Amount spent - €649.77m

For one of the most successful managers of the past decade at both Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, Klopp's overall total is very respectable.

Klopp with Liverpool

14. Sir Alex Ferguson

Players acquired - 52

Amount spent - €666.71m

Fergie bowed out of the game before Neymar essentially broke the transfer market. Were he still a manager today, he'd probably make the top 10.

13. Claudio Ranieri

Players acquired - 88

Amount spent - €753.51m

The Italian has signed A LOT of players during his managerial career, none more expensive than his acquisition of James Rodriguez at Monaco for €45m.

12. Unai Emery

Players acquired - 68

Amount spent - €813.60m

Okay, €222m of Emery's total stems from Neymar's move to PSG, but he's still spent close to €600m on other players.

11. Roberto Mancini

Players acquired - 82

Amount spent - €815.80m

Being City manager during the Mansour era certainly has its privileges! The Italian helped deliver the club's first Premier League title as well.

Mancini as Italy manager


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