If you were asked to mention the first 3 highest paid coaches in the world, you will probably make a wild guess based on the popular coaches.
Most people don’t pay attention to how much football coaches are paid. All they care about is a coach taking their favourite clubs to the top of the table.
Football is very lucrative and it hasn’t only made the great players rich, it has also gifted the good coaches with wealth. We have collated the list of top 10 highest-paid football coaches in the world. The list contains most of the popular coaches you know.
Highest-Paid Coaches in the World
1. Pep Guardiola
Topping the list of the highest-paid coaches in the world is Pep Guardiola. He is the former coach for Barcelona and Bayern Munich. His present contract with Manchester City offers him a whopping salary & bonus of £24 million yearly.
2. Jose Mourinho
He was the former coach of Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United. This popular coach has gained so much experience and recognition in his career.
He is currently in Tottenham Hotspur and his contract offers him an annual income of £15 million. he is the 2nd on the list of highest-paid football coaches in the world.
3. Diego Simeone
Diego Simone is currently the coach of Athletico Madrid, on a contract running till 2022. His annual salary of £13 million outs him on the 3rd spot on the list of highest-paid football coaches.
4. Rafael Benitez
He is currently in Dalian Yifang, which is a quite unpopular club. He is popular from his past days as the coach of Liverpool and Newcastle. His current contract gives a sum of £11.5 million annually, and this makes him the 4th highest-paid football coach in the world.
5. Carlo Ancelotti
Formerly a coach of Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG, and Real Madrid, Ancelotti is the 5th highest-paid football coach, earning an annual sum of £11.5 million.
He is one of only three managers to have won the UEFA Champions League three times. He is the present coach of Everton Football Club.
6. Fabio Cannavaro
Fabio Cannavaro is also currently in the Chinese League. He is the present coach for Guangzhou Evergrande after making his mark in Real Madrid as a player. He earns a sum of £10 million per year and is 6th on this list.
7. Zinedine Zidane
Popularly to be quite the football legend, the former French footballer is the present coach for the prestigious Real Madrid, which he once played for.
He is referred to as ‘Zizou’ by fans. He is also one of the highest-paid football coaches, taking home an annual sum of £10 million.
8. Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is the present coach for Inter Milan after his dismissal from Chelsea. He is also a former coach for Juventus and the Italian national team.
In Inter Milan, he earns a total of £9 million per year, making the 8th highest-paid football coach in the world.
9. Ernesto Valverde
Number 9 on the list of highest-paid football coaches is Ernesto Valverde. He is the present coach of Barcelona Football Club. His annual income of £8million puts him in this spot.
10. Jurgen Klopp
He was the former coach of Borussia Dortmund and is presently in Liverpool Football Club. He currently earns an annual salary of £7 million, making him the 10th highest-paid football coach in the world.
After reading through this, you would be more informed about your favourite football coaches. Do you have any thoughts or comments on this list? Let’s hear them in the comment section.