Football managers are professionals who select and man manage a set of football players excellently with superb tactics turning a team into a trophy-winning team.
France football recently released a list of 20 highest paid managers in the world of football after a calculation was done.
The calculations were done taking into account Bonuses earned through sponsorship deals from the 2018/2019 season, and earnings in gross salary from 2019/2020 and other streams of income over the period of time.
20. Bruno Genesio (Beijing Guoan) – €8m
The former French and Lyon midfielder is just ahead of Unai Emery (who will receive a combination of wages & pay-offs from Arsenal worth €7.4m this season) and Nico Kovac (who will receive a combination of wages and pay-offs from Bayern Munich worth €7.8m this season).
19. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United) – €8.3m
The current Manchester United Manager is on a basic salary of €8.3m annually, being one of the lowest-paid managers at an elite level club. His current deal runs until 2022.
18. Thomas Tuchel (PSG) – €8.5m
His current contract runs until 2021 with PSG, he earns a basic salary of €7.5m, with bonuses adding up to €1m. The German tactician is able to manage a star Studded PSG side with the likes of Neymar, Edison Cavani, Kylian Mbappe and Angel Dimaria.
17. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City) – €9.1m
Ex- Liverpool manager signed a new deal with Foxes in December, this saw a rise in his earnings. Leicester is competing for a place in Europe in this season Campaign.
16. Mauricio Pochettino (free agent) – €9.4m
A champion league final could not guarantee his managerial position at Tottenham, Pochettino received a €5.5m payout this season, and additional €3.9m in wages he had already earned in wages for 2019/20. He will earn another €4.4m next season from Spurs if he has not taken up a new job by then, which is unlikely.
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15. Vitor Pereira (Shanghai SIPG) – €10m
One of the benefactors of the Chinese league huge spending with such an extraordinary salary.
14. Leonardo Jardim (free agent) – €10.2m
He earned a huge €7.5m after he was shown the doors by AS Monaco at the end of last year. This plus his weekly wages gave the total sum.
13. Maurizio Sarri (Juventus) – €10.3m
He is currently on €5.5m a year net with the Old Lady, the Italian will earn severance pay from Chelsea in 2019/20 season this will add up to his current pay to give his gross earnings.
12. Manuel Pellegrini (free agent ) – €10.5m
The manager who has benefited far more than any other, after losing his job. He got a €2m severance pay after he was sacked by Westham United plus another €8.3m full salary that the ex-Manchester City manager is due for the 2019/20 campaign.
11. Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) – €12m
Sacked by Napoli in November and was quickly picked up by Everton, the Italian is said to receive series of Bonus from the Italian club after his dismissal while he will set to receive a handsome pay at Everton.
10. Rafael Benitez (Dalian Yifang) – £11.91m
The Spaniard left Newcastle for the Chinese league, he is currently the best-paid manager in the league. Yifang hopes to win the league this season after the resumption due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
9. Massimiliano Allegri (free agent) – €13.5m
Currently on a sabbatical after his dismissal from the old ladies. His contract was to run till June this year he received €13.5m gross before taxes over the course of the 2019/20 campaign.
8. Fabio Cannavaro (Guangzhou Evergrande) – €14m
The Italian world cup winner has so far had a successful coaching career in the Chinese league. He earns €12m in his club side and bonuses associated with winning the league title with Guangzhou, and a partnership deal with Nike.
7. Ernesto Valverde (free agent) – €19m
The former Barcelona manager will earn €17m gross as a salary in 2019/20, this also includes severance pay. He likewise received around €2m worth of bonuses.
6. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) – €23m
The French tactician earns €21m in basic salary managing Los Blancos. His annual earning is above that of Mourinho and Klopp but, boasted only in revenue through a sponsorship deal with Adidas sport wears.
5. José Mourinho (Tottenham) – €23m
With a €16.5m gross annual salary at his new club Tottenham, the Portuguese have sponsorship deals with a number of companies that rack in revenue including Hublot, Adidas, Paddy power games and Top Eleven, he also earns extra cash from his appearance as a pundit on Sky sport and Russia Today just before he was hired by the London club.
4. Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool) – €24m
The German contract with the Reds run until 2024. He earns €16.5m annually with bonuses. His revenues are boosted by a number of sponsorship deals with quite a number of companies.
3. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – €27m
No surprises seeing the Spaniard in the top three, as he has been adjudged as one of the best coaches in the world of football. He currently earns a gross pay of €22m in addition to €5m from sponsorship deals with a number of companies.
2. Antonio Conte (Inter Milan) – €30m
He signed a lucrative deal with inter that will see him earn €20.2m annually.
The Italian was paid a whopping €9m by Chelsea after he won a legal dispute in severance pay.
1. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) – €40.5m
Number one on the list is no other than Athletico Madrid boss, he showed his tactical ability by knocking out Liverpool in the champions league. Simeone earns a net pay of €40m gross, and bonuses from a partnership with Range Rover and some real estate investments.