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Man Utd Boss Jose Mourinho Becomes The First Manager In Football History To Spend £1BILLION

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is now officially the first manager in football history to have spent £1BILLION on transfers.

Jose Mourinho is the first manager to spend over £1billion on transfers

Former Real Madrid and Chelsea boss Mourinho has eclipsed Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola after spending £1.1bn in the transfer market.

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has been very busy this summer, spending over £200million on Bernardo Silva, Ederson, Kyle Walker, Alex Sandro and Benjamin Mendy.

Pep Guardiola

But, Mourinho has now become the first football manager to reach the ten-figure mark after spending £146m to land three new players at Old Trafford.

Jose Mourinho spent £75m bringing Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford

So far this summer, Man Utd have splurged £75m to rope in Romelu Lukaku, £40m to sign Nemanja Matic and £31m to land Victor Lindelof – which has now taken Mourinho past the £1bn figure.

Carlo Ancelotti

The Man Utd boss has now spent £1.1bn during his illustrious 17-year managerial career and is ahead of Bayern Munich boss Ancelotti – who has spent £970m in 22 years.

But Guardiola has spent £859m in just NINE years.

Football’s all-time biggest spenders

  1. Jose Mourinho – £1.1bn (17 years)
  2. Carlo Ancelotti – £970m (22 years)
  3. Pep Guardiola – £859m (9 years)
The Special One spent £89m on Paul Pogba last summer

Mourinho’s biggest-money signing ever came last year – when the Portuguse boss broke the then world-record transfer fee after roping in Paul Pogba from Juventus for a whooping £89m deal.

Luka Modric
Luka Modric

The Special One has also made several other big-money signings, including £33m for signing former Spurs midfielder Luka Modric during his managerial stint at Chlsea.

Eric Bailly

Diego Costa landed at Chelsea for £35m, while while Willian, Cesc Fabreagas, Eric Bailly and Andriy Shevchenko all cost the former Inter boss £30m.

Jose Mourinho’s most expensive signings

Paul Pogba – £89m

Romelu Lukaku – 75m

Nemanja Matic – £40m

Diego Costa – £35m

Luka Modric – £33m

Victor Lindelof – £31m

Willian – £30m

Cesc Fabregas – £30m

Eric Bailly – £30m

Andriy Shevchenko – £30m

Anirban Das
Anirban Das's journey to Delhi via Kolkata involves football, music, curiosity (which one day can kill the cat) and food. Following global football opens up an infinite space within him in both the conscious and subconscious self, away from the din and bustle of the madding crowd. Supports Manchester United & Barcelona

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