Football players are well known to receive generous salaries all around the world. However, it is not just the players that are paid generously, but the managers too. It is an old trend in European football to provide a glamorous life to both the players and the coaches. Here is the list of the 5 highest paid Football Managers in European Leagues today and their annual salaries:
Mauricio Roberto Pochettino is a former football player and the current manager of the football club Tottenham Hotspur. He was a well-known footballer in his time and played for the Argentinian National Team.
Mauricio receives an annual salary of almost 8.5 Million Pounds for his services as a coach which makes him one of the highest paid football managers. He has also coached various other clubs, such as Espanyol’s RCD and Southampton FC.
The living legend Zinedine Zidane coaches the football club Real Madrid. He is one of the most successful managers in the world. Zinedine also had a very successful career as a footballer as an attacking midfielder.
He currently has an annual salary of 10.5 Million Pounds. Zinedine belongs of French and Algerian descent. He was a famous football player in his time and has many titles such as 4 FIFA World Player of the Year titles and the Ballon d’Or.
Pep Guardiola is one of the most famous football managers globally and has coached prominent football clubs such as Barcelona and Bayern Munich FC. He currently coaches the football club Manchester United which he joined in the year 2016.
Pep has an annual salary of 15.2 Million Pounds, making him the third highest-paid football manager in European football. He is also a prominent former football player as a defensive midfielder. He retired as a player of the football club Barcelona in the year 2008 and took hold as a coach.
Ernesto Valverde is the current coach of the football club Barcelona. He is the second richest football manager in Europe with an annual income of 20.2 Million Pounds. Ernesto is also a former football player and has played for various teams such as Barcelona, Espanyol, Mallorca, Alaves, Sestao, Athletic Bilbao, etc.
He has also coached almost all of the clubs that he initially played for, along with many other clubs such as Valencia, Villarreal, Olympiacos, etc.
With an annual salary of 35.9 Million Pounds, Diego Simeone is the highest-paid football manager in Europe today. He is a former football player of the Argentinian football team and currently coaches Atletico Madrid.
Diego’s nickname is El Cholo. He played as a midfielder in his days as a player. He has been coaching Atletico Madrid for almost 10 years. Diego played for various teams in his career as a footballer, such as Pisa, Sevilla, Inter Milan, Lazio, and the Racing club.