Top 10 Highest Paid Football Managers / Coaches (2023)

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

#1 Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

Pep Guardiola is the best and highest paid football Manager 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 £18 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.

#2 Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

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.

#3 Antonio Conte (Tottenham)

Italian top football manager, Antonio Conte in on a rescue mission at Tottenham. He was appointed to replace under-performing Nuno Gomez in late 2023.

His job of rescuing a faltering Tottenham hasn’t come cheap. Conte earns salary that kees him in the list of highest paid football managers with his £13 million per annum salary.

He is regarded as one of word best and most popular managers.

#4 Diego Pablo Simeone (Athletico Madrid)

According to a reliable French football newspaper L’Equipe, Athletico Madrid trainer Diego Simeone is one Europe highest paid football coach.

He takes home £12.5 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.

#5 Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)

The Italian trainer who manages Juventus is the fifth highest paid football manager in the world. Allegri earn £7.65million year.

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

#6 Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) 

The free spending Chelsea has been attracting top footballers and coaches.

One of the top coaches to take his career to Chelsea is the former PSG manager, Thomas Tuchelw hen he signed with Chelsea.

Tuchel is the one highest paid football manager in EPL. His contract with the Chelsea football club placed him among the best paid football managers in the world with a annual take home of around £7 million.

#7Jose Mourinho (Roma)

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 £6.5 million.

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

#8 Julian Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich) 

The current Bayern Munich Manager is the highest paid football manager in Germany.

Julian Nagelsmann earns an annual salary of £6.5 million.

He only joined Bayern Munich in 2023 and was signed from Bundesliga rival club, Leipzig.

#9 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)

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

He earns an annual salary in the region of £5.6 million every year.

The Italian manager is undergoing his second spell with Real Madrid

#10 Mauricio Pochettino (Paris Saint Germain) 

Annual salary of Mauricio Pochettino at PSG is £5.59 million. This makes the Argentine trainer the highest paid football coach in France and one of the best paid football manager in Europe.



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Emmanuel Igwenagu

Igwenagu Emmanuel is the founder of Nigerian Informer. He holds B.A, M.Sc in Mass Communication. He is a Communication researcher and 112 emergency help line dispatcher.

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