OFFICIAL: Jose becomes 1st coach in history to spend £1b
EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 07/08/2017
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has officially become the first manager in football history to spend £1b, ranking ahead of Carlo Ancelotti and Pep Guardiola.Manchester City chief Guardiola may have been the most active boss of the summer, spending over £200million already on the likes of Kyle Walker and Bernardo Silva. However, it’s Mourinho who became the first to reach the ten-figure mark after a trio of big-money signings this summer in a stat put together by SunSports.
So far, United have splashed £75m on Romelu Lukaku, £40m on Nemanja Matic and a further £31m on Victor Lindelof. Those three stars cost Mourinho a total sum of £146m, pushing the former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager past the £1bn figure, meaning he has now spent £1.1bn in 17 years of management, ahead of now-Bayern Munich boss Ancelotti – who’s spent £970m in 22 years.
However, it’s Guardiola’s whose sum is most incredible, after spending £859m in just NINE years. Mourinho's biggest-money signing ever came last summer - in his first season at Old Trafford - in the then-world-record £89m deal for Paul Pogba from Juventus. However, the Special One has also made a host of other big-money moves, including £33m splashed on former Tottenham man Luka Modric in his Real Madrid days.Diego Costa set Mourinho back £35m, while Willian, Cesc Fabreagas, Eric Bailly and Andriy Shevchenko all cost the Portuguese chief £30m each.