IN today’s modern football world, coaches are getting paid absolute fortunes.
Many are earning much more than their star players, and have done throughout their careers.
Pep Guardiola is football’s most revered tactician, but he’s not the richestGetty
GettyArsene Wenger earned £38m during his coaching career[/caption]
Pep Guardiola is regarded as the leading manager of his generation.
The Man City boss has dominated the Premier league scene since arriving on our shores in 2016, and finally won the Champions League for the club last season.
But, despite all the accolades and trophies, Pep isn’t the wealthiest manager around.
In fact, he trails miles behind a Man Utd legend, according to online estimates, and it isn’t Sir Alex…
10. Arsene Wenger, £38million
The Arsenal legend may have left his Emirates post in 2018, but he’s still worth a huge whack.
Towards the end of his tenure, Wenger was said to have pocketed around £8million-per-year.
But, if he had accepted jobs at other clubs including Real Madrid and PSG when he was offered them during his 22 years, his bank balance may have swelled.
God bless loyalty.
9.Jurgen Klopp, £39million
Klopp is a three-club man, having managed Mainz, Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool.
It’s with the Premier League giants he has scored the most success – winning the Champions League in 2019.
According to reports, his current contract is worth around £15million-per-year.
It has also been reported in 2021 Klopp earned £6.7million from advertising deals.
Jurgen Klopp reportedly earns £15m per year at Anfield
8. Carlo Ancelotti, £40million
According to reports, it cost Chelsea £28million to pay off Ancelotti and his staff after sacking the Italian in 2011.
At Real Madrid he is said to earn around £9.5million-per-annum.
And recent reports suggest the LaLiga club are keen to extend his contract further.
Brazil’s national team are said to be monitoring his situation too.
Carlo Ancelotti is set to extend his Real Madrid dealGetty
7. Sir Alex Ferguson, £56million
The greatest manager the Premier League has ever seen, Fergie earned his fortune over time through football and his love of horses.
While last year, it was revealed the 13-time Premier League winner is still on the Red Devils payroll – earning £2million-per-year.
GettySir Alex Ferguson is still reportedly paid £2m-per-year at Old Trafford as an ambassador[/caption]
6. Steven Gerrard, £71million
Gerrard has already had three jobs as a coach – with Rangers, then Aston Villa and now Al-Ettifaq.
It’s with the Saudi side he’s earning a huge salary of around £15million-per-year.
But it was during an illustrious playing career Gerrard made the most money of his fortune.
In his final season at Anfield, he was said to have earned £240,000-per-week.
Steven Gerrard is enjoying a mega pay day in Saudi ArabiaGetty
5. Zinedine Zidane, £99million
France Ballon d’Or winner Zidane is another who was a huge earner as a player.
Spells at Juventus and Real Madrid, as well as a variety of sponsorship deals made him very rich.
He returned to the Bernabeu twice as boss – from 2016-2018 and 2019-2021.
Second time around he commanded a wage of £10.5million-per-year.
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APZinedine Zidane managed Real Madrid across two spells[/caption]
3. Pep Guardiola, £100million
The most successful manager in the modern game, Pep is famous for reinventing the wheel – coming up with tactical decisions that at first baffle, but then become pioneering for the rest of the world to follow.
So it’s only fair he is well compensated by his club Man City, now earning a monstrous £20million-per-annum.
It’s enough to make him the Premier League’s highest paid coach.
But not enough to put him top of the tree.
Pep Guardiola has accrued a wealth of £100m
3. Jose Mourinho, £100million
The Special One’s salaries have been boosted by some astonishing pay offs.
When he was last on our shores, it cost Tottenham a reported £15million to sack Mourinho in 2021.
Man Utd also had to pay the same figure, while in 2015 Chelsea parted with £12.5million to relieve the Portuguese of his duties.
At Roma he is said to earn around £10million annually.
Jose Mourinho currently earns around £10m-per-year at RomaGetty
2. Diego Simeone, £102million
The Atletico Madrid boss is the highest paid manager in world football.
Simeone, a master tactician at building a team resolute in defending, is paid a staggering £30million-per-year with the Spanish side.
And he takes football management very seriously because of his wage.
“Football is 24 hours a day. That’s how it is,” he once said. “When you’re sleeping there’s someone else who’s awake. And the one who is awake is thinking and if you are sleeping….
“So, there is an advantage for the one who is awake. That’s why you have to be careful,”
GettyDiego Simeone is currently the highest paid manager in world football[/caption]
1. Wayne Rooney, £125million
Birmingham City boss Rooney refuted claims he was the Championship’s highest earner at £1.5million a season.
However, he can’t dispute the huge wealth he has accrued throughout his playing career.
At one point Man Utd made him the highest paid player in the Premier League, supplementing his income to the tune of £250,000 a week.
That rose to £300,000 a week when the value of his commercial rights was accounted for.
He lost payments as manager of Derby County, after the club were hit with financial woes.
But, as DC United boss, he was said to earn around £800,000 per year.
All in all, Rooney is worth around £125million thanks to football.
ReutersWith a wealth of £125m, Wayne Rooney is currently the richest manager in the game[/caption]