Five Most Efficient Managers of the Premier League Era

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Five Most Efficient Managers of the Premier League Era
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Certain managers have a gift for managing their finances.

In football management there are two types of managers: those who shovel cash into their squads with little result and those who spend money and deliver the rewards.

There is also that rare breed; the manager who can spend next to nothing but achieve moderate—or in a rare cases, significant—success. They are the ones that every chairman hopes will one day walk into his office.

So, seeing as there isn’t much else to talk about other than dead-end transfer speculation and friendly games, we’ve put together a short list as a tribute to some of the smarter managers to have graced the Premier League scene.

Some get in based on what they have achieved while spending very little, and others are here because, although they have spent money, their trophy hauls are too important to ignore, and do a lot to justify the outlay.

And then there is the master of efficiency… but you’ll have to click on to see who it is.

Figures compiled using a combination of TransferLeague, Transfermarkt and yearly balance sheets as published by the teams involved.

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