Much of the talk around planet football is currently revolving around José Mourinho and his return to the Premier League with Tottenham Hotspur.
José has a history of spending a lot of money at some of Europe's biggest clubs. Who are the other big spenders in modern football and where does Mourinho fit into the picture? You guessed it, he's at the top of the pile.
💋 Hey big spender
The top ten highest-spending managers of all time
- £1.6bn: 🇵🇹 José Mourinho:
- £1.2bn: 🇮🇹 Carlo Ancelotti
- £1.2bn: 🇪🇸 Pep Guardiola
- £1.1bn: 🇨🇱 Manuel Pellegrini
- £1bn: 🇮🇹 Massimiliano Allegri
- £964m: 🇫🇷 Arsène Wenger
- £802m: 🇮🇹 Roberto Mancini
- £801m: 🇮🇹 Claudio Ranieri
- £753m: 🇪🇸 Rafa Benítez
- £705m: 🇪🇸 Unai Emery
José is accustomed to having a lot of cash at his disposal at European super-clubs where he can spend freely to acquire the top talents in the world.
What funds will be made available to him by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy though? It will be truly fascinating to see how Mourinho manages a relative shoestring budget.
José Mourinho's first assignment in charge of Tottenham will be to take his side to West Ham United in Saturday's early kickoff in the Premier League.
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