Managers come and go. They could be one of the greatest gaffers of all time, but a couple of bad results and their neck is on the line. It’s an incredibly stressful and tricky job, but someone’s got to do it. We present to you, the Highest Paid Managers Oni the World.
10. Manuel Pellegrini – £3.47 million
The Chilean was appointed the Manchester City gaffer in May of this year and is so far on course to put up a strong challenge in the race for the Premier League title. Pellegrini managed in Spain before moving to England, managing the likes of Villarreal, Real Madrid and Malaga, but his only honour in Spain was winning the Intertoto Cup with Villarreal. He will be hoping that the Premier League title will be his first major honour in 10 years.
9. Jurgen Klopp – £3.59 million
The Borussia Dortmund boss is responsible for what the Champions League finalists are today, one of the best teams in the world. Since taking over in 2008, Dortmund have improved dramatically after finishing 13th in the Bundesliga when Klopp first took over. He’s taken players like Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels, Ilkay Gundogan, Mario Gotze and Marco Reus and turned them into some of the best players on the planet.
8. Gerardo Martino – £4.5 million
Martino took charge of Barcelona in the summer of this year, after Tito Vilanova was forced to step down due to health issues. Martino had previous experience with Paraguay and Newell’s Old Boys and had gone unbeaten for 20 games as manager of Barcelona, until they lost 2-1 to Ajax in the Champions League in November.
7. David Moyes – £4.92 million
When Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down as manager of Manchester United after 26 years at the club, the shoes that he left to fill were huge. David Moyes was chosen as the successor to Fergie and is receiving one hell of a pay check for it. His start hasn’t been ideal, as United currently find themselves 8th in the table at the time of writing. But if Moyes was somehow to turn around the disastrous start to his United career and win the Premier League title, then he would have earned every penny of his salary. And then some.
6. Carlo Ancelotti – £6.26 Million
Ancelotti moved from big spenders PSG to big spenders Real Madrid in June. The Italian has managed some of the world’s biggest clubs. As well as PSG and Madrid, he also has Juventus, AC Milan and Chelsea on his CV. Two Champions Leagues and the domestic league title in every country that he has managed in, makes his managerial record highly impressive. But Real Madrid will be demanding the Champions League, so this could be Ancelotti’s biggest challenge yet.
5. Fabio Capello – £6.51 Million
The current Russia manager has had a lengthy managerial career that saw him manage the famous Milan side of the 1990s, the Juventus team that was involved in the 2006 Serie A scandal, and a Real Madrid team full of egos. He then went into managing national teams where he faced a miserable time with England at the 2010 World Cup, and is now hoping for a more successful trip with Russia next summer.
4. Arsene Wenger- £6.89 Million
Eight years without a trophy has been the constant criticism of Arsene Wenger in recent years. Arsenal seemed to be content with just getting fourth place. But 17 years in the job with 11 honours in that time, including managing the famous ‘invincibles’ side, means that Wenger is no doubt, an Arsenal legend. And it looks like he might be adding to that list of honours this year, whilst also getting rid of that pesky barren spell in the process, as Arsenal have their best chance of winning the Premier League title for the first time since that undefeated season.
3. Marcello Lippi – £8.34 million
The Italian is earning a huge pay day at Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande. Lippi is seen as one of the greatest managers of all time, managing the Juventus team that dominated Italian football in the late 1990s, before taking over again in the early 2000s and resuming that domination. He then went on to manage the Italian national team and won the World Cup in 2006, the first time Italy had won it in 24 years.
2. Jose Mourinho – £8.37 million
The Special One’s return to Stamford Bridge came at a hefty price, but Chelsea fans will certainly be adamant that he is worth every penny. His record is phenomenal at every club he has been at and is without a doubt one of the greatest managers of all time. Still only 50, wherever Mourinho goes next will certainly have to be willing to show the Portuguese gaffer the money if they want him at their club. But Jose can guarantee a return.
Earning twice as much as any manager on the list with the exception of Mourinho and Lippi, Josep Guardiola holds the title as the best paid manager on Earth. When Bayern Munich won the Champions League title last season and Jupp Heynckes stepped down as manager, Bayern would only accept the very best there is to take his place. Now the man that was the brains behind one of the greatest teams we’ll ever see play the game in Barcelona, he has been given the task of making Bayern the first team to ever retain the Champions League. It’s a big ask, but Guardiola is certainly capable.