Tweet of the Day: Can you guess which football coach has spent the most money over the past 10 years?
Familiar names, but where do they rank?
Whenever JOE plays Football Manager on our laptop we are always careful to ensure that the books are always balanced at the end of the year. Our chairman is constantly happy with us and he gives us a gold star at the end of the season; hey, we're responsible lads.
We prefer the slow and careful Arsene Wenger approach, whereby we carefully develop and nurture young talent because it's more satisfying seeing a player rise from the academy level to the first team, rather than winning any league or the Champions League title.
Nah, only kidding, we obviously like to make massive bajillion gilllion Gareth Bale/ James Rodriguez-type signings that are so huge that they dwarf the GDP of most countries. It drives the club's accountants nuts and usually gets us fired very quickly.
This picture proves the harsh truth that exists in the very elite levels of European football; money is the biggest driving factor behind success. In just over 5 years of management Guardiola has spent just above €390m, the Glazers actually did back Ferguson and Van Gaal, while Wenger seems to be a bit looser with the purse strings.
This list of some of the spending by Europe's top coaches' in the last 10 years is very interesting.
Top coaches' spendings in the last 10 years... pic.twitter.com/zXxoRBiDM0
— Secret Footballer (@TSF) August 26, 2014