His magic touch may have deserted him at the last, but resigned QPR boss Harry Redknapp will forever be remembered for his talents in the transfer market.
Across his seven-club, 31-year managerial career enormous amounts of money have changed hands at the order of one of football’s finest dealmakers and, while he struggled to reciprocate past negotiating glories in his ill-fated R’s reign, these stats confirm his status as a buying and selling behemoth.
But, while clearly something of a maestro in the art of bartering, Redknapp’s savvy stretches way beyond the confines of chipping a few quid off someone’s price tag.
As our infographic demonstrates, only twice since 2001 has he recorded a win percentage below 40 and these instances (at Southampton and QPR) involved arduous spells at teams destined for relegation after control was assumed mid-season.
Many of those he made the biggest profits on were players who failed to replicate the standards they set under Redknapp’s guidance anywhere else in their careers, paying compliments to his motivational expertise.
In a similar vein, West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham all recorded their best ever Premier League finishes with the 67-year-old at the helm.
Although his legacy will one day tell tall tales of transfer heroics, it’s clear that Redknapp is an equally gifted football manager as he is a ‘wheeler dealer’.