highest paid coaches in football


Many times in the world of football, people tend to point to how much money footballers are being paid while neglecting the fact that football managers also take home fat checks every month.

Elite coaches like Jose Mourinho, Pep Guardiola, Zinedine Zidane and the likes are known to take home mega bucks.

Their money does not come from coaching alone, they also help brands to advertise and they are paid to analyze football matches.

We are going to take a cursory look at the latest set of highest paid football managers in the world.

  1. Pep Guardiola

Pep easily makes this list because he is the highest paid coach in the world.

Apart from being paid a whopping sum of $22 million yearly, he also endorses Puma, Gore Tex and Nissan.  

He steered Manchester City to Premier League, FA Cup and Carabao Cup success.

  1. Diego Simone

It is not surprising that Diego Simone is on this list, the Argentine born Atletico Madrid coach is known for his shrewd, socialist and defensive football.

Over the years, he has been able to take the team to the pinnacle of global soccer and this has earned him improved contracts over time.

He currently earns $14.5 million dollars per annum.

  1. Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho, love him or hate him, he is one of the best coaches in the new millennium.

He has won numerous laurels with Porto, Chelsea and Inter Milan.

It is not surprising that he is on this list. The current Roma coach is earning $12.5 million per annum with AS Roma.

  1. Fabio Cannavaro

If you watched the 2006 World Cup hosted by the Germans, you will remember a little Italian figure who did not only marshal the Azurri defense, but steered to World Cup success.

That player is no other than Fabio Cannavarro.

After his football career, he went into management and currently coaches Guangzhou in China.

He is paid $11.5 million yearly.

  1. Zinedine Zidane

The former French World Cup winner and Real Madrid coach is one of the highest paid coaches in the World.  Prior to leaving Real Madrid he was paid over $11 million.

Although he is out of work, he is one of the most coveted coaches in the world of football.

It is estimated that his salary in his coaching job will not be less than $15 million.

  1. Antonio Conte

Antonio Conte’s stock has risen over the years his success with Inter Milan and Chelsea.

Now back to Inter Milan, he has been able to continue that success by winning the Italian Serie A last season.

He currently earns $10.5 million yearly.

  1. Jurgen Norbert Klopp

Liverpool’s coach, Jurgen Norbert Klopp is a top earning football coach.

Jurgen earns $12 million per annum. Over the years, he has brought the Premier League, Champions League and brought beautiful football back to Anfield.

He remains one of the most respected coaches in the world.  

  1. Carlo Ancellotti

The Italian, who is known for his many football journeys is also on this list.

He left Everton in the summer of 2020 to rejoin Real Madrid, where he enjoyed relative success some years ago.

He is currently paid $7.5 million per year.

  1. Hans Flick

The current German coach is one of the top earners in the world of football.

While with Bayen Munich, he led the team to win the Bundesliga and the Champions League and on the way to winning the Champions League in 2019, he embarrassed Barcelona by thrashing them 8-2.

He has overseen three games for the German national team. They have scored 12 goals won all their games.

He currently earns $7.5 million per year with the German Football Federation.

  1. Mauricio Pochettino

The former Tottenham coach who now manages PSG in France is one of the highest paid coaches.

Having the likes of Leo Messi, Mbappe and Neymar within your team is no mean feat, you are expected to win all major championships.

He currently earns $6.5 million yearly.

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