Mark Hughes managed to spend almost £250 million in transfers during his time in charge of Manchester City.

Hughes succeeded Sven Goran Eriksson when he became Manchester City manager on 4 June 2008.

He spent £243.5m on 19 players during his 18 months at Eastlands, more than half of them costing over £10m:

Robinho (Real Madrid) £32.5mEmmanuel Adebayor (Arsenal) £25mCarlos Tevez (MSI) £25mJoleon Lescott (Everton) £22m Jo (CSKA Moscow) £18m Roque Santa Cruz (Blackburn) £17.5mNigel de Jong (Hamburg) £16m Kolo Touré (Arsenal) £16mCraig Bellamy (West Ham Utd) £14mGareth Barry (Aston Villa) £12mWayne Bridge (Chelsea) £12mShaun Wright-Phillips (Chelsea) £9mShay Given (Newcastle) £7mPablo Zabaleta (Espanyol) £6.5mVincent Kompany (Hamburg) £6mTal Ben-Haim (Chelsea) £5m Glauber Berti (Nuremberg) freeStuart Taylor (Aston Villa) free Sylvinho (Barcelona) free