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Mourinho Tops Best Paid Manager List

Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho is the world’s best paid manager this is according to France Football. The Portuguese tactician earns a staggering £12.3 million every year a whooping £4 million more than his La Liga counterpart Pep Guardiola.

Of course the usual names like Ferguson, Wenger and Capello are on the list, however, it is the likes of Jose Camacho and Dick Advocaat that many were not expecting.

Camacho comes in at number 9 op the list with a £5.1 million annual package just one place behind Russian coach Advocaat who is on a £5.8 million annual salary. Below is a complete list of the world’s best paid managers.

  1. Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid) £12.3m
  2. Carlo Ancelotti (PSG) £11.2m
  3. Pep Guardiola (Barcelona) £8m
  4. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) £7.5m
  5. Guus Hiddink (Anzhi) £7.1m
  6. Fabio Capello (Ex-England) £7.1m
  7. Sir Alex Ferguson (Man United) £6.7m
  8. Dick Advocaat (Russia) £5.8m
  9. Jose Camacho (China) £5.1m
  10. Roberto Mancini (Man City) £5m

Again, there are no coaches from the Serie A a very worrying statistic. However, what’s even more interesting is the fact that three coaches on the list have at one time in the career coached EPL club Chelsea.

Like i said in my previous article, the list might be based on individuals, however, it has a great reflection on their club’s, countries and leagues. It is not surprising that Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who top the richest players list are also coached by the highest paid managers.

Arsenal who despite not winning any trophy in the last 7 years have, pay Arsene Wenger a staggering £7.5m every year. That said, a valid argument is the fact that these personalities are established and recognisable in the world of football.

Sir Alex Fergsuson for example has been with United in top flight football for the past 25 years! This is a sizable achievement when compared with Milan’s Massimiliano Allegri who only started his coaching career in 2004.

That said, the numbers on the list are very impressive, however with anticipated transfers at the end of the season, we are bound to see an increase on the figures as clubs become more competitive.

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