Football is on sports that is well loved around the world for the entertainment it brings to the fans. Football is also a very lucrative sports that over the years keeps making both players and coaches super rich. Here is a compilation of the top 10 Richest Football Managers in the world.
Though the emphasis has always been on the players rather than the coaches, it is not only the players that have been raking in money in millions. Some of the richest Football managers even earn ash high as some top players like Lionel Messi, Neymar jnr, Cristiano Ronaldo and their likes.
These coaches are now able to negotiate highly lucrative salaries of their own. These richest football managers in the world are mostly top European Coaches managing top European football clubs. Of all the 10 richest football managers still in management, only one is managing outside Europe at a national team level.
Yes their jobs are by no means easy but it is safe to say that the kind of money they are making makes the stress worth the while. After all, in a normal setting, they earn in a day what an average worker will earn in a year.
Richest Football Coaches: Top 10 Richest Football Managers in The World 2018
Below we have taken time to compile the list of the top 10 richest football managers across the world. Please note that we are only looking at the football coaches that are still coaching at the time of the publication of this article.
1: Marcello Lippi
Marcello Lippi is the manager of the Chinese national football team. The Italian coach earns a whooping salary of £18 million per year to make him the highest paid football coach in the world. He took over the Chinese national team in 2016. Marcelo Lippi is the most expensive football coach in the world.
2: Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is the current manager of Manchester City Football club. The formal Barcelona and Bayern Munich is the second richest football manager with a salary of £15.3 million per year. The Spaniard who is renowned for his his Tiki-taka brand of football is well on course to win his premier league trophy this season. Guradiola is the highest paid coach in the Premier league.
3: José Mourinho
Jose Mourinho earns £15million per year to make him the third richest football coach in 2018. The former Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid Coach who currently manages Manchester United Football club is among the most successful football coaches as well. He is the second highest paid coach in England.
4: Arsène Wenger
Arsenal Wenger the coach of Arsenal Football club. Wenger is the longest serving manager in the premier league having joined the North London club in the summer of 1996. Arsene Wenger’s salary is £8.9 million per year making him to sit fourth among the top ten richest football mangers.
5: Zinedine Zidane
Zinedine Zidane or Zizou as his fans call him is the manager of Real Madrid football club. Zidane is famed as the only manager to successfully defend the UEFA Champions league. He was rewarded with a new contract which doubled his salary making him one of the richest football managers. Zidane earns a salary of £8 million per year.
6: Jürgen Klopp
The former Borussia Dortmund Coach is the current coach of Liverpool football club. The German famed for his fast-paced attacking football and his theatrics on the touchline earns a salary of £7 million per year at Liverpool FC to make him the one of the richest football manager in the world.
7: Ernesto Valverde
Ernesto Valverde is the current coach of FC Barcelona. The former Athletico boss took over the reign at the Catalan club in the summer and looks set to win the La liga trophy in his first asking. Barcelona are yet to loose any March under him. They are also high flying in the UEFA champions league. Valverde’s salary at Barcelona is £7 million per year. He is tied with Klopp in the list of highest paid football coaches.
8: Antonio Conte
Conte takes home an annual salary of £6.5 million at Chelsea. The Former Juventus and Italy coach won the premier league title in his first season at Chelsea but has had an abysmal defence of the title with his team looking set to finish outside Champions league places. He however remains one of the richest football managers in the world.
9: Sam Allardyce
The “Big Sam” he is fondly called is the current first team coach of Everton Football club after he took over from Ronald Koeman in January. The former England manager earns a whooping salary of £6 million annually to make him one of the richest football managers in 2018.
10: Unai Emery
Unai Emery is the current of Paris Saint-Germain. The Spaniard who was brought from Sevilla owing to his success in Europe has failed to meet up with the European expectations so far. Emery remains one of the highest paid soccer coaches with an annual salary of £5.6 million.
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