Football is a lucrative sport and has over the years made many people stupendously rich. This is a rich list of the highest earning football managers in the world currently and their salaries. These coaches are truly the best in the business and they are tasked with leading the best teams in the world to glory. This compilation of the best paid coaches in the world will leave you on the edge of your seats.
List of Highest Paid Coaches in the World 2019
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach is comfortably the best paid coach in the world currently. He tops this lost as the highest earning coach due to his contract with his new club, Manchester City.
Pep Guardiola is understood to take home a whopping €24 million every year as salary.
Guardiola is a Catalan from Barcelona in Spain. He has played and coached FC Barcelona, where he trained the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Puyol, Iniesta, Eto, Henry, Pedro, Robben, Ribery, etc. He is one of the most experienced tactical football managers who believes in possession football also known as TikiTaka.
José Mourinho was the former coach of Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He was just sacked recently by Manchester United due to a run of poor result by his players and the negativity perceived in the dressing room with high profile players like Paul Pogba .
José Mourinho seats comfortably in second position as the second best paid coach in the world as he earns slightly lower than Pep Guardiola. José Mourinho takes home £13.8 million every year when he was a coach. There are rumors that he might soon return to Inter Milan, Bayern or even PSG, but we will update this article as soon as any news about him breaks.
3. Ernesto Valverde – €23 Million
Ernesto Valverde is currently employed at Barcelona and he won La Liga in the current 2017/2018 campaign. The former Althletico Bilbao boss is known as a no nonsense manager.
Currently at Barcelona, he takes home €23 million per year after contract renewals which will see him stay as Barcelona’s manager till 2022.
4. Carlo Ancelotti – £9 Million
Carlo Ancelotti, a former coach at Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid is fourth on this list of current best paid football managers in the world. The current Napoli Coach reportedly takes home £9 million every year as salary.
Ancelotti has maximum experience especially when it comes to the Champions League, winning this trophy at various clubs he had coached. No wonder he can speak five languages fluently.
5. Diego Simeone – €41 Million
He is the current coach at Athletico Madrid. He recently signed a contract that will see him stay at the club till 2022. He is also the highest paid at Athletico Madrid as his salary is higher than that of Antonnie Greizman.
Reports according to Marca suggests that Diego Simeome is the highest paid football coach this 2019 with an estimated yearly salary at €41 million.
6. Mauricio Pochettino – £8.5 Million
Mauricio Pochettino has been in Tottenham Hotspur for a long time now. He just signed a new five-year contract worth up to £8.5million-a-year.
The deal, which runs to 2023, makes Pochettino one of the highest earning managers in the Premier League behind Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.
Arsene Wenger is synonymous to Arsenal Football Club but he resigned after his 22 years stay. He is referred to as “the professor” by millions of his fans and he became the longest serving coach in the Premier League upon retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United in 2013. Arsene Wenger has been at Arsenal since 1996 and he was earning £8.3 million every year.
He resigned from the club in 2018 due to the clamour for a change in team’s management structure. During his time, he was regarded as one of the highest paid coach in the EPL. He might return to a club this 2019.
6. Zinedine Zidane – £17 Million
Known as ‘Zizou’ by his fans, Zinedine Zidane has shot to the limelight by famously guiding Real Madrid, a club he once played for to the Champions League triumph and an eleventh European Cup crown in 2016.
Although, he left Real Madrid, the world cup winner is now back after Santiago Solari was fired. The Real Madrid boss would be made the highest paid coach in the world and he would reportedly takes home £17 million every year for three years.
Jurgen Klopp was the former coach of Borussia Dortmund. He is currently the coach of Liverpool football club and he is known for a brand of swashbuckling attacking football. At Liverpool currently, Jurgen Klopp earns £7 million every year as his salary.
His club Liverpool are currently in top form and are among the four clubs that are in contention to win the English Premier League (EPL). He is also among the managers that earn high salary in the EPL this year.
Antonio Conte was recently sacked by Chelsea to be replaced by Sarri. During his time at the club, he quickly settled into life in the Premier League by leading his Chelsea team to the summit of the English top flight standings. Conte was Coach at Juventus where he led them to three successive Serie A titles. He also managed the Italian national team and guided them to the Quarter finals at Euro 2016.
Antonio Conte is aiming to repeat his Juventus feats at Chelsea. He earned £6.5 million per annum at Chelsea Football Club but is now embroiled in a legal battle to be paid 9million euros when he was sacked by the club.
10. Maurizio Sarri – £6 Million
Sarri is rumored to earn around €6M-a-year at Chelsea FC following the sack of Antonio Conte when he signed a three-year contract.
Having managed Napoli FC, he is known for his unique style of play and tactics. There is also an option to extend Sarri’s contract by a further two-years if he succeeds at Stamford Bridge.
11. Unai Emery – £5.65 Million
Currently at Arsenal, Unai Emery was employed from PSG because of his specialty in bringing in European titles and training young stars. He currently earns £5.65 million at Arsenal per year.
The above are the best paid coaches in the world currently.
Gareth Southgate of England is the current highest paid football country coach in the world this 2019. He earns more salary than Joachim Low of Germany, Deschamps of France and Martinez of Belgium.
According to Marca, The top five highest paid coaches and their salaries are:
1. DIEGO SIMEONE of Atletico Madrid earns 41.2 millon euros yearly
2. JOSE MOURINHO ex-Manchester United earned 31 million euros
3. THIERRY HENRY ex-Monaco earned 25.5 million euros
4. PEP GUARDIOLA of Manchester City currently earns 24.1 million euros
5. ERNESTO VALVERDE coach of Barcelona earns 23 million euros currently.
In today’s world, no football coach job is secured unlike footballers who can remain in a club for a very long time. This is because, the loss and successes of a team performance is blamed on the coach’s management and tactical plans. It always boils down to the perception of players in the dressing room and how you handle them.
As seen above the likes of Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Conte had their jobs taken away from them due to poor results and poor team performance. Although these high profile football managers in the EPL are rich and influential in the game, they were not spared.
We shall continue updating this list of highest paid football managers in the world especially when there is a change or increase in their contact and salaries.