Pep Guardiola's stunning £692m in player sales compared to Man Utd, Liverpool and Chelsea managers

Manchester City have a reputation as big spenders but Pep Guardiola has raised decent money though past sales.

You don't win five Premier League titles in six years without spending a bit of money and Pep Guardiola has never hidden away from his need for top-class talent. In Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City, the 53-year-old has arguably been in charge of the respective league’s financial powerhouse in each of his three stints as manager.

But in the era of profitability and sustainability (PSR), financial fair play (FFP) and any other acronym with the aim to keep spending at bay, funds are not infinite and player sales have become more important than ever. Even at City, first-team stars have been moved on to pave the way for fresh talent.

Over the past decade - most of which has been spent at the Etihad - Guardiola has overseen a whopping £691.5million of player sales, which places him among the most profitable managers in the world during that time. Transfermarkt have collated the numbers and ranked the rest, including managers past and present of Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and more - which you can see below.

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