11 Highest Paid Football Managers In Europe
By Joshua Walters
The success of football can never do away with the presence of managers as they are responsible to 'manage' the players, oversee training and pick the team, with responsibility for results, good or bad, at their door.
With that, PredictionBoard.com takes a look at the 11 highest paid managers (using annual salary) in European club football right now...
Diego Simeone - £35.9m/€41m
France Football understand Diego Simeone’s current contract puts him on a salary around that of Antoine Griezmann.
Having gone through three years with the club as a player, the Argentine came back to the club as a coach in 2011 and has packed a great deal having won two Europa Leagues, the Copa del Rey, La Liga and reach two Champions League finals so far.
Ernesto Valverde - £20.2m/€23m
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has so far enjoyed a splendid spell with the club having won two LaLiga titles in his first two seasons at Camp Nou, despite being a failure in Europe.
However, his contarct was due to expire this season, but expanded it in February until the summer of 2020, with the alternative of a further year as reported by France Football.
Pep Guardiola - £15.2m
It was not clear a year ago whether Pep Guardiola's contract accompanied with a pay rise, howvever, the Manchester City tactician is the best-paid manager in the Premier League on at least of £15m.
According to the Telegraph, after retaining the Premier League title and finishing England's first treble, Guardiola is set for a lucrative new deal which worth £20m every year.
Zinedine Zidane - £10.5m/€12m
Zinedine Zidane strolled once more into the Real Madrid dugout in March and took a strong pay ascend on the €7.5m in addition to bonus which he was reported to have earn in his first season as Bernabeu manager.
El Confidencial claim the four-time Champions League winner (three as a coach, one as a player) is said to gain a net salary of €12m in the Spanish capital.
Mauricio Pochettino - £8.5m
As specified by Daily Telegraph, Tottenham Hotspurs trainer Mauricio Pochettino signed a new deal at the end of 2017/18 season by committing his future to the club until 2020 which worth £8.5m per season.
The Argentine has demonstrated to merit such a bumper deal having guided Tottenham to a first-ever European Cup/Champions League final.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - £7.5m
Daily Mirror believe Manchester United are paying half of what their former manager Jose Mourinho earned to new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with an amount worth £7.5m
Jurgen Klopp - £7m
Goal reports that Liverpool manager earns approximately at least £7m per season at Anfield having joined the side from Borussia Dortmund in 2015.
Though the price does not make him the expensive paid manager in the Premier League but it is twice as that of what he was earning at his former club.
Manuel Pellegrini - £7m
West Ham made a genuine expression when they brought former Manchester City coach Manuel Pellegrini back to the Premier League on a deal of £7m yearly according to daily telegraph.
Unai Emery - £6m
According to Daily Mirror, Arsenal manager Unai Emery was reported to have signed an agreement worth £6m per season after he consented to take over from long-serving manager Arsene Wenger in May 2018.
Though the Gunners failed to book a Champions League spot this season, but have improved under Emery as they were seven points better off than last season.
Carlo Ancelotti - £5.3m/€6m
It is believe by the Guardian that, former Chelsea manager Carlo Ancelott is said to have concurred an agreement worth €6m per season the last summer.
The Italian after keeping the side steady in the Serie A, secured a comfortable second place to ensure they qualify for the Champions League next season.
Maurizio Sarri -£5m
A report by the EveningStand claim Chelsea tied down the former Napoli manager for a fee believe to be worth £5m in wages each season.
Sarri since his arrival has been feeling the heat as fans of the club were unhappy with his philosophy tamed ‘Sarriball’, but was able to book a Champions League spot and also reached two cups finals, Carabao cup and the Europa League respectively.