Every coach try their best to bring in their A-game; making sure their teams come out tops at every competition and finally changing the fortunes of the club.
Most managers earn more than others, could that mean they are the best? Or could it be they have delivered many clubs for the umpteenth time? What do you think is the rationale behind some coaches earning more than others? We think it all centres around the manager’s PEDIGREE.
As we reflect on that, let’s take a look at the World’s Highest Paid Football Managers in 2017:
10. Unai Emery – PSG (£5.65m)
Full name, Unai Emery Etxegoien is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a left midfielder, and the current manager of French club Paris Saint-Germain FC.
09. Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham (£5.5m)
Mauricio Roberto Pochettino is an Argentine former footballer who played as a central defender and is the current manager of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur. Pochettino signed a new deal with Tottenham; 5-year extension till 2021 season.
08. Antonio Conte – Chelsea (£6.5m)
Antonio Conte is an Italian professional football manager and former player. He is currently the manager of Premier League club Chelsea, where he signed a 3-year deal.
07. Luis Enrique – FC Barcelona (£7m)
Luis Enrique Martínez García, known as Luis Enrique 46, is a Spanish former professional footballer, and the current manager of FC Barcelona. At number 8 on the list, Luis earns 7 million Euros.
06. Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool (£7m)
Jurgen Norbert Klopp is a German football manager and former professional player who is the current manager of Premier League club Liverpool.
05. Zinedine Zidane – Liverpool (£8m)
Zinedine Yazid Zidane, nicknamed “Zizou”, is a retired French footballer and current manager of Real Madrid. He played as an attacking midfielder for the France national team, Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus and Real Madrid.
04. Arsene Wenger – Arsenal ( £8.30m)
Arsene Wenger is a French football manager and former player. He has been the manager of Arsenal since October 1996, where he has become the club’s longest-serving manager and most successful in terms of major titles won.
3. Carlo Ancelotti – Bayern Munich (£9m)
Carlo Ancelotti is a retired footballer and Italian football manager. He is currently managing Bayern Munich. Ancelotti is the only manager to have won the UEFA Champions League three times and reached four finals. The manager signed a 3-year deal to remain at Bayern till 2019.
02. Jose Mourinho – Manchester United (£13.8m)
Jose Mourinho is a Portuguese professional football manager and former football player. He is the manager of Premier League club Manchester United. Mourinho signed a 3 year deal with United with the option to extend to the fourth year.
01. Pep Guardiola – Manchester City (£15m)
Josep “Pep” Guardiola Sala is a Spanish professional football coach and former player who is the current manager of Manchester City. The 46-year old manager is the highest paid coach in the world with an enormous £15m.