The top 10 biggest earning managers in Europe
Unsurprisingly, the list is dominated by coaches working in England, with José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola leading the way
This season, the Premier League is all about the superstars standing on the sideline, as well as on the field. And that is something that is reflected in how much the managers are now earning compared to players (who have traditionally been paid more).
In fact, only five footballers in the whole of Europe earn more (if image rights, sponsorship deals and dismissal fees are included) than the two best paid coaches on the continent, José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, according to rankings published in a British newspaper on Thursday.
7 of the top 10 best-paid managers work in England
The list of top-earning managers is one that is, unsurprisingly, dominated by those working in England: six from the Premier League and one from the Championship. Mourinho (Manchester United), Pep Guardiola (Manchester City),Wenger (Arsenal), Klopp (Liverpool), Conte (Chelsea), and Pochettino (Tottenham) occupy six of the top seven positions, with Carlo Ancelotti (Bayern) coming in at third overall. Benítez, who’s now in the English second tier with Newcastle, is 10th, while Zidane and Simeone make up the rest of the top ten.