Sir Alex Ferguson once said the most important position at a club is “Manager” and in his 27 year tenure at United he made sure he was the highest paid person at the club but he could back that up with titles. Today however the football has changed and when you have players like Ronaldo, Messi or Neymar at your club they are bound to be highest paid or club risk losing them. We will be taking a look at some of the highest paid managers in the world at the moment.
Highest Paid Football Managers In The World:
Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho have long been the most in demand managers in recent era. They are like Messi and Ronaldo of managers. Pep Guardiola currently managing at Manchester City, recently signed a contract extension albeit similar financial numbers but with higher bonus for winning Champions League and Premier League. He is currently the highest paid manager not only in premier League but in world football with his £20 million a year guaranteed salary till 2021-22 season.
Jurgen Klopp’s new deal which keep him as Liverpool manager till 2023.24 season makes him second highest paid manager with base salary of £16.5 million a year. Jose Mourinho was earning similar numbers at Manchester United but now he is managing Tottenham Hotspurs and his base salary is £15 million a year but if Spurs were to win Premier League he will clear over £20 million a year with bonuses. Below is the list of top 15 highest paid managers in the world.
|Manager||Club||Contract Till||Yearly Base Salary|
|Pep Guardiola||Manchester City||2021/22||£20 million a year|
|Jurgen Klopp||Liverpool||2023/24||£16.5 million a year|
|Jose Mourinho||Tottenham Hotspurs||2022/23||£15 million a year|
|Diego Simeone||Atletico Madrid||2021/22||£15 million a year|
|Zinedine Zidane||Real Madrid||2021/22||£15 million a year|
|Antonio Conte||Inter Milan||2021/22||£13 million a year|
|Fabio Cannavaro||Guangzhou Evergrande||2021/22||£12.5 million a year|
|Rafael Benitez||Dalian Yifang||2021/22||£10.5 million a year|
|Carlo Ancelotti||Everton||2023/24||£10.5 million a year|
|Ronaldo Koeman||FC Barcelona||2021/22||£9 million a year|
|Thomas Tuchel||PSG||2020/21 (last year in 4 year deal)||£8.5 million a year|
|Brendan Rodgers||Leicester City||2024/25||£8 million a year|
|Ole Gunnar Solskjaer||Manchester United||2021/22||£7.5 million a year|
|Bruno Genesio||Beijing Guoan||2020/21 (last year in 4 year deal)||£7.5 million a year|