Can you buy success?
Possibly. In football’s inflated transfer market, the best players attract huge fees, and managers in a position to spend big give themselves a competitive advantage when it comes to competing for the big trophies.
But which managers have spent the most money down the years?
Inflation has a part to play in ranking managers by money spent, with bosses from the past generally outspent by their modern counterparts.
Yet it remains fascinating to see which football managers have splashed the most cash.
You can find out the top 20, as ranked by money spent, in the countdown above.
Statistics compiled on 20 September 2016, with help from transfermarkt.co.uk