Current World’s Highest Paid Football Managers: Top 20

Top 20 Highest Paid Football Managers in the World Currently

We listed 20 highest paid football players in the world in 2016/2017 in one of our previous post. Every football club requires a football manager the manage the team affairs. In the world of soccer, managers are seen as the brain behind the success and failures of the club. It is their philosophy that guides the team and they come under fire when they don’t meet their target in a particular football season.


Top football leagues in the world like the English Premiership, La Liga, German Bundesliga and so on, not just boast of having the world’s best soccer players but also the best football coaches in the world. Top Managers like Arsene Wenger, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho, Conte of Chelsea, Carlo Ancelotti of Bayern Munich and so on signed mega contracts that saw them enter the Forbes list of highest paid football managers in the world which sees their net worth rise.

Also note that the best football manager in the world currently is Pep Guardiola who signed with Manchester City in a deal which will see him earn a salary of £15 million yearly which automatically sees Guardiola as the highest paid soccer manager in the world. Jose Mourinho on the other hand, signed a 3 year deal with Manchester United in a deal that will fetch him £13.8 million as his wage/salary.

Below is a table according to totalsportek, showing the current world’s highest paid football managers for the 2016/2017 season, their clubs, figure of salary and deal.

Forbes Top Highest Paid Football Managers In 2016-17 Season

1Pep Guardiola (New)Manchester City£15m (3 year deal set to start in 2016-17 season
2Jose Mourinho (new)Manchester United£13.8m (3 year deal with option to extend to fourth year)
3Carlo Ancelotti (new)Bayern Munich£9m (signed a 3 year deal to remain at Bayern till 2019)
4Arsene Wenger Arsenal£8.30m (signed a 3 year deal in May 2014)
5Zinedine ZidaneReal Madrid£8m (2 and half year deal)
6Jurgen KloppLiverpool£7m (3 year deal)
7Antonio Conte (new)Chelsea£6.5m (3 year deal from 2016-17 season)
8Luis EnriqueFC Barcelona£7m
9Mauricio Pochettino (new deal)Tottenham£5.5m (signed 5 year extension till 2021 season)
10Unai Emery (new)PSG£5.65m
11Ronald KoemanEverton£6m (signed a 3 year deal)
12Rafael BenitezNewcastle United£4.5m (signed a three year deal after newcastle were relegated)
13Diego SimoneAtletico Madrid£4.4m (signed a new three year deal back in summer 2015)
14Massimiliano AllegriJuventus£3.50m
15Sam Allerdyce (new)England£3.50m
16Frank De Boer (new)Inter Milan£3.20m
17Claudio RanieriLeicester City£3m (signed a improved deal in 2016. £5m bonus for League win)
18Slaven BilicWest Ham United£2.95m
19Joachim Low Germany£2.80m
21Walter Mazzarri Watford£2.5m
22Alan PardewBenfica£2m
23Vincenzo MontellaAC Milan£1.8m
24Rui VitóriaBenfica£1.5m



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