Manuel Pellegrini has defended Manchester City’s spending in recent seasons and says cash does not ensure success.
Sheikh Mansour changed the footballing landscape in the Premier League when brought his billions to Manchester City in 2008. In a short period, his money transformed the club from Premier League strugglers to two-time champions. However, current City boss Manuel Pellegrini has stressed that cash alone does not bring titles.
“Every team that wants to win the Premier League must spend money and bring in big players. I don’t think we’ve spent more money than Chelsea, Manchester United or Arsenal in the last ten years.
“So I think every team has important players, every team has to spend money, but you don’t win just with money.”
In the last five years Manchester City have spent a total of £439,450,000 on incoming players, while they have sold £147,400,000 worth of talent. This gives them a net spend of £292,050,00 over the last few years. This is the biggest net spend in the Premier League.
Chelsea are second with a £283,209,000 net spend, while Manchester Untied come in third with £282,700,000.
These three clubs have shared the last ten Premier League titles. What was that about cash not guaranteeing success Mr. Pellegrini?
Richard Barrett, Pundit Arena.