Top 15 Highest Paid Football Managers (Revealed)

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.

Pep Guardiola’s with his massive recent contract extension at Manchester City makes him the highest paid manager not only in premier League but in world football. Below is the list of highest paid managers currently active.

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.

ManagerClubContract TillYearly Base Salary
Pep GuardiolaManchester City2021/22£20 million a year
Jurgen KloppLiverpool2023/24£16.5 million a year
Jose MourinhoTottenham Hotspurs2022/23£15 million a year
Diego SimeoneAtletico Madrid2021/22£15 million a year
Zinedine ZidaneReal Madrid2021/22£15 million a year
Antonio ConteInter Milan2021/22£13 million a year
Fabio CannavaroGuangzhou Evergrande2021/22£12.5 million a year
Rafael BenitezDalian Yifang2021/22£10.5 million a year
Carlo AncelottiEverton2023/24£10.5 million a year
Ronaldo KoemanFC Barcelona2021/22£9 million a year
Thomas TuchelPSG2020/21 (last year in 4 year deal)£8.5 million a year
Brendan RodgersLeicester City2024/25£8 million a year
Ole Gunnar SolskjaerManchester United2021/22£7.5 million a year
Bruno GenesioBeijing Guoan2020/21 (last year in 4 year deal)£7.5 million a year

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