The Most expensive coach transfer in the world as of 2020 comprises of managers who were lured from their club to another after paying a huge or small amount of money. Furthermore, the money paid by a club to another club in order to hire their coach is called Compensation. In addition, the two teams will agree on a compensation fee before any transfer will proceed. In the case that the manager’s contract expires the summer he is in need, he can leave for the other club without any compensation fee.
As revealed by transfermarkt, BBC Sport, and other trusted sites, the beneath listed managers are the most expensive in history. The most expensive coach transfer in the history of football will be mentioned below. Finally, read on to know the managers who have been signed for a huge amount.
10. Julian Nagelsmann, 2019 (1899 Hoffenheim – RB Leipzig) –4.4 million pounds (€5 million).
Julian Nagelsmann is not only the youngest coach in history to win a UEFA Champions League knockout tie but also the youngest coach to manage 100 matches in the Bundesliga. After his success at Hoffenheim in his second season, he was signed by RB Leipzig on a four-year contract deal. The German club paid a sum of 5 million euros to their rivals in order to make Nagelsmann their new manager ahead of the 2019/20 campaign. Furthermore, this is the tenth most expensive coach transfer.
9. Peter Bosz, 2017 (Ajax Amsterdam – Borussia Dortmund) – £4.3 million (€5 million).
Peter Bosz’s transfer from Ajax to Dortmund is the record buy out of a coach for a German club. In addition, Dortmund paid five million euros to Ajax as a compensation fee to buy out the Dutch manager’s remaining contract. However, he was later sacked for not progressing in the UEFA Champions League, but the transfer is still the ninth most expensive coach transfer in the history of football.
8. Maurizio Sarri, 2019 (Chelsea – Juventus) – 5 million pounds (€5.55 million).
Mauricio Sarri helped Chelsea to win their second UEFA Europa League title in his first and only season as their manager. Eventually, he was approached by Italian giants Juventus to come and manage them ahead of the 2019/20 season. Due to his remaining contract with the Blues, the Old Lady paid a sum of five million pounds as compensation fee and to buy out the remaining of the Italian boss’ contract. Currently, Sarri has no job after he was sacked by Juventus after the ending of the 2019/20 campaign.
7. Ronald Koeman, 2015 (Southampton – Everton) – £5 million (€6 million).
Ronald Koeman’s success rate at Southampton is what attracted the Toffees to him. After helping Southampton qualify for the Europa League, finishing sixth in the league table which was the Saints highest-ever finish. Furthermore, the toffees paid a sum of five million pounds as compensation fees to Southampton in order to appoint the Dutch manager as their new coach. Along with this, he is currently the head coach of Barcelona.
6. Brendan Rodgers, 2012 (Swansea City – Liverpool) – 5 million pounds (€6.2 million).
Liverpool signed Brendan Rodgers after a successful stint with Swansea City. Before he accepted to become the head coach of the Reds, he signed a contract extension with Swansea. Nevertheless, the Reds paid a compensation fee of five million pounds to Swansea in order to buy out his recently signed contract with them. Finally, this transfer is the sixth most expensive coach transfer in football’s history.
5. Mark Hughes, 2008 (Blackburn Rovers – Manchester City) – £5 million (€6.2 million).
Mark Hughes had a successful spell as Blackburn Rovers’ head coach, he led them to three consecutive FA Cup semi-finals and finish top six. Manchester City went after him to take up the role as their head coach following the sacking of their present one. However, the Citizens paid a sum of five million pounds as compensation to buy out the Welshman’s contract with their rivals.
4. Jose Mourinho, 2010 (Inter Milan – Real Madrid) – 6.8 million pounds (€8 million).
Previously before the transfer took place, Jose Mourinho helped the Italian club to win the UEFA Champions League. After the Champions League triumph, Real Madrid agreed to a world record-breaking compensation package with Inter Milan which saw the Portuguese coach join them as their new manager. Furthermore, Chelsea broke the record a year later. Evidently, Real Madrid paid eight million euros as a compensation fee to Inter Milan at that time. However, this transfer remains one of the most expensive coach transfers in the history of football.
3. Ruben Amorim, 2020 (Braga – Sporting CP) – £8.65 million (€10 million).
After winning the domestic league cup with Braga, Sporting CP came knocking on the door for his services. Braga and Sporting CP agreed a compensation package that is the third most expensive in football’s history. In addition to that, Sporting CP paid a sum of ten million euros as a compensation fee to relieve the Portuguese manager of his contract with Braga. Finally, this transmission is the third most expensive coach transfer in the history of football.
2. Brendan Rodgers, 2019 (Celtic – Leicester City) – 9 million pounds (€10.44 million).
Brendan Rodgers was very successful during his three-year spell as the manager of the Scottish champions Celtic. In addition, his contract was terminated for nine million pounds by Leicester City in order for him to become their head coach for the remainder of the 2018/19 season and further. Besides, this transfer is the second most expensive coach transfer in the history of football. Furthermore, Brendan Rodgers is the only manager that his name is mentioned twice in the top ten list of most expensive coach transfers in football history.
1. Andre Villas-Boas, 2011 (FC Porto – Chelsea) – £13.3 million (€15 million).
Chelsea paid a world record compensation fee of 13.3 million pounds to appoint the Portuguese manager Villas-Boas as their new head coach. In addition to that, the compensation fee paid by Chelsea to FC Porto was to just release him from his contract with Porto and also activate his release clause. Moreover, the Portuguese coach was very successful during his stay at FC Porto. Conclusively, this transfer is the most expensive coach transfer in the history of football.