Top 10 Highest Paid Football Managers / Coaches (2021)

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 Diego Pablo Simeone (Athletico Madrid)

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

He takes home €3.9 million per month. 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)

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 second in the list of highest paid football managers in the world with his €1.94 million per month 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)

Third on the list is German trainer Jurgen Klopp. Every month, Klopp earns a whooping sum of €1.46 million.

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 Jose Mourinho (Tottenham)

Popularly known as the special one, Jose Mourinho in on a rescue mission at Tottenham. He was appointed to replace under-performing Pochettino in late 2019.

His job of rescuing a faltering Tottenham hasn’t come cheap. Mourinho earns same salary with Jurgen Klopp at €1.46 million per month.

He is regarded as one of word best and most popular managers. Jose is from Portugal and was born on January 26, 1963.

#5 Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid)

The French trainer who manages Real Madrid is the fifth highest paid football manager in the world. Zidane earn €1.4 million every month.

The former France international is one of highest earning soccer coaches in Spain. He is on a second spell with Real Madrid. He was born on 23 June 1972.

#6 Rafael Benitez (Dalian Yifang)

The free spending super Chinese league has been attracting top footballers and coaches in the recent time.

One of the top coaches to take his career to China is the former Liverpool manager, Rafael Benitez when he signed with Dalian Yifang.

Benitez is the highest paid football manager in Chinese Super League. His contract with the Chinese football clubs placed him among the best paid football managers in the world with a monthly take of around €1.1 million every month.

#7 Fabio Canavarro (Gaungzhou Evergrande)

The world cup winner and former captain of Italy national team, Fabio Canavarro is in the league of high earning football coaches.

The former Azzuri player exploits with top Chinese football club, Gaungzhou Evergrande has earned him a mouth watering deal.

Canavaro is the seventh highest paid football coach in the world with a monthly salary of €1 million.

#8 Bredan Rogers (Leicester City) 

The former Liverpool and Celtic manager has been pushing for a champions league football with Leicester City which they narrowly missed out on during 19/20 football season.

His work at the club comes with a big cheque. Rogers €1 million monthly salary makes one of the best paid football coaches in the world.

#9 Antonio Conte (Inter Milan)

Antonio Conte is overseeing Inter Milan chase to first scudetto title in over 7 years. Conte stood at number six in list of highest paid managers with salary of €1.38 million per month. He was born on July 31,1969.

Antonio Conte also double as the highest paid football coach in Serie A and Italy.

#10 Ronald Koeman (Barcelona)

The newly appointed Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman is the 10th highest paid football coach in the world.

He takes home around €850,000 per month. Koeman born on March 21,1963 has to resign from his position as the Netherland’s national football team head coach to take up the daunting task of rebuilding a Barcelona team that is in disarray.

He has previously coached at Ajax and Everton.


The Author

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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