With Pep Guardiola often discredited due to the massive amount of money he has splashed in his managerial career, here are the 10 highest-spending bosses in the history of football!
Click through the gallery above to see the 10 managers who have spent the most money on players in history, according to Transfermarkt.
The Manchester City manager has enjoyed an incredible career since getting his first senior job in 2008 at FC Barcelona, claiming 29 trophies. Guardiola won 14 pieces of silverware in Spain, seven in Germany with Bayern Munich and has picked up a further eight in England.
The Spanish tactician looks on course to at least add one more trophy to his cabinet in the form of the Premier League title, though his City side are also in the Carabao Cup final, while they are set to take on Everton in the quarter-final of the FA Cup.
In a recent press conference, Guardiola remarked that his team are able to win games because of the money City have spent on players since 2016, admitting that without a lot of transfers, his side might not be as competitive as they currently are.
The English giants have splashed more than €500 millions on transfers during Guardiola’s time in the Premier League, but how much has the City manager spent on transfers in his entire career?
According to Transfermarkt, the 50-year-old has reportedly spent €1.26 billion (R23 billion), with no other manager in world football having splurged more. His managerial rival Jose Mourinho is closest to him with €1.16 billion (R21 billion) spent on transfers.
Neither Sir Alex Ferguson nor Arsene Wenger are among the top 10 – see the full list in the gallery above!