Julian Nagelsmann is now comfortably the most expensive coach in history after Bayern Munich paid RB Leipzig £21.7m to hire him as their new manager.
The capture of Nagelsmann blows the previous record fee for a manager, which has stood for 10 years, out of the water by an astonishing £8.5m.
The 33-year-old is widely seen as one of the most promising young managers in world football and was also attracting attention from Tottenham, who are currently searching for Jose Mourinho's permanent successor.
Nagelsmann, who made his name as an exciting, progressive coach at Hoffenheim and then Leipzig, will take over as Bayern boss on July 1 after Hansi Flick agreed to terminate his contract to quit for Germany.
After Bayern agreed to pay an eye-watering sum in compensation, Sportsmail take a look back at the top 10 most expensive managerial signings in recent history - and you may be shocked by who features.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Julian Nagelsmann will join Bayern Munich next season after a £21.7m deal was agreed
With Chelsea's ever-spinning manager merry go round, it's little surprise that they play a bit of a theme in this list.
When Frank Lampard first became a manager with Derby back in 2018, it was always a matter of when and not if he would take over the club where he cemented legendary status as a player.
And it was perhaps that sentimental relationship that convinced Chelsea to pay £4million to hire Lampard back in July 2019 after he'd had just one season as a manager.
Chelsea paid Derby £4million to appoint Lampard as their new manager back in 2019
Lampard replaced Maurizio Sarri, who had left to join Juventus, under difficult circumstances with Chelsea under a transfer embargo.
The ex-Blues midfielder earned huge plaudits for negotiating that problem to deliver Champions League football while simultaneously promoting and developing the younger players in his squad in his first season in charge.
However, this campaign did not go according to plan despite Chelsea's £250m summer splurge, and Lampard was sacked at the beginning of this year.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer Maurizio Sarri, Brendan Rodgers, Mark Hughes and Ronald Koeman: £5m
Chelsea had splashed the cash on Maurizio Sarri the season before they appointed Lampard, paying Napoli in excess of £5million to buy him out of his contract.
Despite the high fee, Sarri was gone in a flash and lasted less than 12 months despite winning the Europa League.
Surprisingly, the sum paid by Chelsea for Sarri is the same as what Manchester City paid 13 years ago for Mark Hughes.
Chelsea and Everton paid £5m to hire Maurizio Sarri (left) and Ronald Koeman (right)
The £5m Blackburn received for Hughes was then a world record and came shortly after City were taken over by Abu Dhabi United Group Investment.
Hughes, who replaced Sven-Goran Eriksson and famously signed Robinho for a British record of £32.5m, last 18 months before being replaced.
Liverpool also paid £5m to take Brendan Rodgers from Swansea in 2012 while their Merseyside rivals Everton parted with the same sum to pinch Ronald Koeman from Southampton four years later.
Mark Hughes was plucked for same fee as he became first boss under Man City's rich owners
Brendan Rodgers also cost Liverpool £5m when they pinched him away from Swansea
This was one of the rare times Chelsea opened up their cheque book and got a manager who repaid their outlay tenfold.
Jose Mourinho arrived on these shores in 2004 as the self-proclaimed 'Special One' after Chelsea paid Porto £5.2m to take their Champions League-winning coach, and boy did he live up to his name.
During his first spell at