Top 10 Highest Paid Football Managers / Coaches (2024)

Highest Paid Football Managers / Coaches in the World 

Football is world most popular sports, the game is not just most popular but most lucrative too.

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Season after seasons, records are broken on monies spent on football business. Sometimes in the game, it takes a fortune to secure the services of top football talent or coach.

Football is played universally across the world; however, the game is on another level in Europe.

European football serves as model for other continents in improving the game. European football leagues have the best of facilities and talents within their game.

Before now especially in Africa, people do not always welcome football as a career. However, with giants’ strides achieved through the game, most people have come to realize and endorse football as a career.

Across Europe, big companies and billionaires continues to invest in the game massively. This has led to high spending and big cheques witnessed in today’s game.

Some teams in Europe are regarded as elite teams. These are teams that dominate others both on the pitch and off it.

These teams also boost of huge financial muscles and can lure and acquire the services of best talents in the game both players and coaches.

In this post, Nigerian Informer will be discussing best paid football coaches in the Europe.

The ranking is interesting as there are huge surprises in the list. We will be ranking the coaches from the top most paid to the least in the list.

 Highest Paid Football Coaches & Salaries

Here is the list of highest paid football coaches in the world.

#1 Diego Pablo Simeone (Athletico Madrid) – €34 Million Per Annum

According to a reliable Spanish football newspaper Sports, Athletico Madrid trainer Diego Simeone is one Europe highest paid football coach.

He takes home €34 million every year. Simeone is from Argentina and a former midfielder of Athletico Madrid.

This salary also makes Simeone the highest paid football coach in La Liga and spain.

He has been managing Athletico Madrid since 2011. Since taking over the team he has won Europa league title, La Liga title, Copa Del Rey and UEFA Super Cup. He was born on 28 April 1970.

#2 Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – €22 Million Per Annum

Pep Guardiola is the second highest paid football Manager in the world and highest paid coach in English Premier League & England.

Pep Guardiola is regarded as one of the world best football coaches especially after his Barcelona and Bayer Munich stints.

He currently manages the free spending Manchester City in England. Pep is not just one of the best trainers in the game, but he is also one of the best paid.

Guradiola comes first in the list of highest paid football managers in the world with his €22 million annual earning.

Pep Guardiola is from Spain and a former Barcelona midfielder. He has coached Barcelona and Bayern Munich before moving to Manchester City. He was born on January 18, 1971.

#3 Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – €18 Million Per Annum

Third on the list is German trainer Jurgen Klopp. Every month, Klopp earns a whooping sum of £16 million per annum.

Klopp has transformed Liverpool to most feared team in Europe. He is on course to claim his first premier league title as Liverpool manager. He was born on 16 June 1967.

#4 Graham Potter ( Chelsea ) – €13.5 Millio Per Annum

On the fourth position of the ranking of the highest paid football managers is chelsea head coach, Graham Potter with an annual salary of €13.5 million.

The former Brighton & Hoves manager made a sensational move to Chelsea following the shocking sack of Thomas Tuchel.

#5 Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus) – €12.5 Million

The Italian trainer who manages Juventus is the fifth highest paid football manager in the world. Allegri earn €12.5 million year.

The former Italy international is the highest earning soccer coaches in Italy . He is on a second spell with Juventus.

#6 Thomas Tuchel ( Bayern Munich) – €12 Million Per Annum

Thomas Tuchel become the sixth highest paid football manager following his contract with German football giant, Bayern Munich.

Tuchel is the highest paid football manager in  Germany Bundesliga. His contract with the German football club placed him among the best paid football managers in the world with a annual take home of around €12 million.

#7 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) – €11 million

Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti is in the list of highest paid managers in football.

He earns an annual salary in the region of €11 million every year.

The Italian manager is undergoing his second spell with Real Madrid

#8 Fillippo Inzaghi (Reggina) – €10 million

The Italian legend and manager who currently trains Italian Serie B Reggina is one of the top 10 highest paid football managers.

The former AC Milan manager currently earns a whopping €10 million annually in salaries with his current team.

#7Jose Mourinho (Roma) – €9 Million

The world renowned football manager, Jose Mourinho is one of the best paid managers in the world.

The Portuguese trainer who is the head coach of AS Roma earns an annual salary of €9 million.

This makes his the second highest paid football coach in Italy.

#10 Xabi Alonso ( Bayer Leverkusen) – €5 Million

The current Bayer Leverkusen head coach, Xabi Alonso is the second highest paid football manager in Germany.

Xabi Alonso earns an annual salary of €5 million.

He only joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2022 and has guided the club to top 10 of the league table as at the time of filling this report.


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