Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Who are the world’s top five highly paid football managers?

Football is arguably one of the high revenue generating sporting activity in the world today.

European clubs have invested in the game, pumping in lucrative amounts of money, making it one of the high paying sports in the world.

Rich clubs in Europe like PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester City have displayed a strong financial muscle in recent years, with the clubs affording to pay huge wage bills that run up to £7 Million (Sh 850,145,180) per week.

This has raised eyebrows on football fan’s faces, prying the amounts of salary world’s most valuable managers bank.

Who tops the list of the highest paid coach in the world today? Has been the frequently asked question.

In so doing, we have ranked the world’s top five highly paid football managers as at September 2022.

5.Antonio Conte

The Italian was appointed by Tottenham Hotspur as the new boss on November 2, 2021, just a few hours after the London club sacked Nuno Espirito Santo.

He agreed on a deal that will bound him to the club till June 30, 2023.

The former Chelsea boss has turned the tides in the club, helping Tottenham clinch the Champions League in 2022.

The 53 year old banks a big fortune of £15 Million (Sh.1,800,365,280) salary per year, placing him on the fifth sport of world’s highly paid football managers.

4. Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Norbert Klopp, was born June 16, 1967.

He is an experienced manager in the game, and also the last manager to have won Borussia Dortmund a Bundesliga ahead of Bayern Munich.

The German is known of his beautiful playing style, as he employs the Gengen pressing philosophy while defending ( pressing the opponent high on the pitch to win back the ball).

He has taken the Merseyside club to sequential glories since taking charge in 2015, winning Liverpool their first Premier League title since 1990.

He is under a contract with the Reds that will keep him in Anfield until the summer of 2026.

The former FSV Mainz 05 manager ranks fourth on the list as at September 2022, as the German earns a juicy £17 Million (Sh.2,039,994,390) annually.

3. Pep Guardiola

The former Bayern Munich and Barcelona coach was appointed by Manchester City on July 1, 2016.

He is arguably world’s best modern day coach, with a winning mentality and an attacking style of play his team employs.

The 51 year old has helped Manchester City win four successive Premier League titles in five years, making Manchester City one of the most deadliest teams to play against today.

Guardiola is under a contract with Manchester City that will keep hold of him in Etihad till June 30, 2023.

The Spaniard ranks third on the list, getting an annual income of £24 Million (Sh.2,880,830,064) making him one of the richest football managers globally.

4. Jose Mourinho

‘ The special one’ appearing second on the list will raise a debate obviously, as the Portuguese is reputed to be prone to axing by top clubs.

It is therefore contradicting how such a prolific manager can still squeeze through and earn the second highest income a manager banks.

Even so, whether you agree or not, if you need your team to win titles, Mourinho is the right manager to hire as long as you back him up in the transfer market.

He is a flair on the pitch, and he is well known to be a winning minded tactician.

He is under a contract at AS Roma, serving the Italian Club on a deal that will expire on the summer of June 2024.

The 59 year old Portuguese bags a heavy annual salary of £27 Million (Sh.3,241,060,603) making him the second top earning manager in 2022.

5. Diego Simeone

You must be bowled over to see the Argentine International toping the likes of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp when it comes to earning.

It is hard to explain why Atletico Madrid pay Simeone a big income to keep him at the Wanda Metropolitano, but ever since his arrival in 2011, Simeone has changed fortunes at the Madrid club.

During his era, the Argentine has made Atletico a tough club that can compete with the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid for the La Liga title, something that had been forgotten at the Spanish club, Atletico Madrid.

He has won Atletico Madrid two La Liga titles, two Spanish cups, two UEFA Super cups, and in addition to those, he won the club two Europa League titles.

The 52 year old has sealed his name in Wanda Metropolitano, winning the confidence from Atletico Madrid’s hierarchy to keep hold of him.

He has made Atletico Madrid to break the banks and pay him a lucrative £40M annually, making him World’s highly paid football manager as at September 2022.

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