Five highest paid football managers in the world
In football, managers are paid as well as the players. In fact, there’s a separate competition for managers vying for the top spot in the list of highest paid bosses in world football.
So, who are the highest paid football managers in the world currently? Have a look.
1) Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid)
Atletico are coming off a fine win over Liverpool in the UCL last 16 first leg. They are managed by Diego Simeone, who is quite animated on the touchline. He tops the list of managers who take home the highest salary package. He earns £36.2 million salary every year. He earns double the highest paid player at the club. Simeone earns £700K-a-week, but Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak takes home around £300K-a-week.
2) Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Pep Guardiola, who is the boss of the current Premier League champions Manchester City, is at the second spot, taking £20million-a-year salary. His contract expires in 2021, but with City facing a two-season ban from UCL, he may demand a higher salary to stay at the Etihad, and could remove Simeone from the top spot.
3) Jose Mourinho (Tottenham Hotspur) and Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Till December last year, Jose Mourinho was without a job, but the sacking of Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino saw the former Manchester United boss gets lucky and bags a contract at Spurs. And his high salary saw him join this list at joint third along with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp.
Both Jurgen Klopp and Mourinho are earning £15m-a-year salary. But Klopp’s stake is set to rise as he looks poised to coach Liverpool to PL title this season, and match Arsenal’s Invincibles to go unbeaten in the PL. Klopp’s side is 22 points clear at the top at the moment, and needs just 4 more wins to claim the PL title.
4) Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid
Zinedine Zidane has done wonders since returning back as a manager of Real Madrid. And thanks to his previous successes at Los Blancos, he bagged a lucrative contract of £14m at Los Blancos. His side is giving a stiff challenge to Barca for the La Liga crown this season. Currently, Real are two points behind league leaders Barcelona.
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