Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in the World 2019 – Football can be a strange business indeed. Super rich players are supposed to take instructions from coaches who earn far less than they do. How that has worked over the years remains a mystery, but now it seems that coaching talents are finally getting the financial rewards that are due to their artistry.
Another question mark is raised however; what is to be done about the huge earning gap between the top-earning coaches in the World, and their counterparts further down the financial ladder?
The ten highest paid football coaches make an average of 11 million Dollars a year, while the average coach in the top Leagues in Europe makes roughly 1 million a year. Feminists and other such activists could further complicate the issue because there is something of an Earning gap between the top-earning male coaches, and the highest paid women coaches. The top Earning female in the football business gets 400,000 Euros a year.
As we all know, there is no Job security in the coaching business, and so in compiling this list, we strictly follow the money trail; it does not matter whether a coach is presently in the dugout, as long as he has made the record, he gets a spot in the list. We give you the Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in the World Currently in 2019. Let’s get down to business:
Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in the World 2019
|Rank No.||Manager Name||Salary (Total Income)|
|1.||Diego Simeone||€41 Million|
|2.||Jose Mourinho||€31 Million|
|3.||Thierry Henry||€25 Million|
|4.||Pep Guardiola||€24.1 Million|
|5.||Ernesto Valverde||€23 Million|
|6.||Arsene Wenger||€20.5 Million|
|7.||Fabio Cannavaro||€15 Million|
|8.||Massimiliano Allegri||€13 Million|
|9.||Marcelo Lippi||€13 Million|
|10.||Jurgen Klopp||€13 Million|
Top 10 Highest Paid Football Coaches in the World 2019
1. Diego Simeone (El Cholo)
- Club: Atletico Madrid
- Date Of Birth: 28 April 1970
- Country: Argentina
Having just signed a new contract with Atletico Madrid in the Spanish La Liga, Diego Simeone of Argentina comes in at the number one spot. With a total Earning potential of 41 million Euros, Diego Simeone is the highest paid coach in the world currently- and with good reason! Diego Simeone has led the club through the most successful spell in their history. Atletico Madrid is now regarded as the third force in Spanish Football. In Recent years they have a La Liga title, a few Europa Cups, and a few local cups to their name. They have also established themselves as genuine UEFA Champions League contenders, and have a few quarterfinal finishes in recent years.
No doubt, the huge paycheck is a reward for his past achievements, while motivating him for the huge task of rebuilding the team after the departure of a number of players who have been great servants of the Atletico Madrid cause over the years. Players like Diego Godin and Antoine Greizmann have left the club, and so finding or grooming replacements for them, while keeping the club on the ascendancy may prove to be a challenge and a half for Diego Simeone. Making him the highest earning coach in the World show two things: 1 that the club is appreciative of his good work, and 2: that the club is willing to spend money to make the club competitive.
2. Jose Mourinho
- Club: Ex-Manchester United
- Date Of Birth: 26th January 1963
- Country: Portugal
The (once?) Special One comes in at number 2 with his 31 Million Euros earning potential at Manchester United. Well, it didn’t go well because in his two years at United he did not win the English Premier League or the Champions League, but it didn’t go dismally either because he guided the team to their first UEFA Europa Cup title.
Jose Mourinho is a coaching heavyweight: this well travelled coach has been everywhere. has he won the Champions League with Porto, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid, he has won the English Premier League a few times, as well as a Serie A title, and a Primera Liga title.
The chapter at Manchester United was a bad one for a number of reasons for which Jose Mourinho surely deserves some of the blame, but he remains a coaching icon, loved and hated in equal measure, but without doubt, an achiever whom many will continue to look up to.
3. Thierry Henry
- Club: Ex Monaco
- Date Of Birth: 17th August 1977
- Country: France
Monaco paid 25 million Euros a year to secure the services of Legendary former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, and that brings him up to number 3 on our list. Thierry Henry was, without doubt, the talisman for much of Arsenal’s golden era. A lethal striker, motivator, and leader of men, Thierry Henry literally carried Arsenal on his shoulders for years and gave them laurels in the form of Premier League Titles, FA Cups, and a UEFA Champions League runners-up spot. When he left Arsenal he went to Barcelona to get a UEFA Champions League winners medal.
Thierry Henry was part of Belgium’s success- story at the 2018 World Cup in Russia; as a strikers trainer, and that announced his presence to the world as a tactician for hire.
Arsenal fans all over the world will no doubt be thanking their stars that Thierry Henry did not take the helm at Arsenal, after he openly criticized his former boss Arsene Wenger, in the closing moments, leading up to his retirement.
Thierry Henry’s story at Monaco has been a sad one, he failed rather spectacularly despite his huge wage bill and was sacked.
4. Pep Guardiola
- Club: Manchester City
- Date Of Birth: 18th January 1971
- Country: Spain
WIth his 24.1 million euros per year wage bill at Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola comes in next on our list of the highest paid coaches in the world. Pep Guardiola was a Barcelona player during his playing days and returned to the club after the release of Frank Rijkaard to take over as coach. Winning the Liga and Champions League was his announcement to the world, since then, his coaching career has really taken off.
Some of his honors include: Worlds Best Club Coach which he won 2 times, UEFA Champions League Winner 2010/2011, Spanish La Liga title won 3 times with Barcelona, Spanish Super Cup Winner 2 times, Bundesliga Champion 3 times which he won with Bayern Munich, FIFA Clubs World Cup Winner 3 times. UEFA Supercup Winner 1 time with Bayern Munich, and also 2 times with Barcelona
In 2018 under the management of Spanish coach Pep Guardiola they became the only Premier League team to garner 100 points in one season. They followed this up with another record: in 2019 they won their last 14 league matches of the season to retain the league title- a feat that has never been accomplished since the re-branding of the League in 1992. Those are not Pep Guardiola’s only records, however, he holds the record for the most consecutive wins in La Liga, Bundesliga, and the English Premier League.
5. Ernesto Valverde
- Club: Barcelona
- Date Of Birth: 9th February 1964
- Country: Spain
Having just won the La Liga title, and narrowly missed out of a place in the UEFA Champions League Final for the 2018/2019 season, Ernesto Valverde leaves no doubt as to his talent, and technical abilities. His 23 Million wage bill serves as an indicator of the confidence imposed on him by the Barcelona management-if such a thing exists in football.
He is still building his trophy cabinet however, he has Won the Greece Super League, 2008, 2019 as well as Wining the Spanish La Liga title 2018/2019 to brag about.
6. Arsene Wenger
- Club: Ex-Arsenal
- Date Of Birth:
The former Arsenal longtime boss comes in next with his 20.5 million euros wage bill. Arsene Wenger transformed Arsenal football club, just as Diego Simeone is doing today at Athletico Madrid. He was in charge of the most successful spell in the history of Arsenal Football Club, making him the most successful manager in the history of the club.
Arsene Wenger was an integral part of the club, he was part of the clubs talent scouting and grooming enterprise, as well as player management and on-field tactical matters as well. He was a top-level member of the clubs decision making too, which no doubt warranted his huge wage bill.
Arsene Wenger groomed players like Thierry Henry, Kanu Nwankwo, Patrick Viera and so on, and he won the English Premier League few times, as well as FA Cup trophies, and community shields. He also took Arsenal Football Club to the Final of the UEFA Champions League, although they lost to Barcelona.
Arsene Wenger brought more money to Arsenal than ever, and his wages were pennies compared to the kind of money he made for the club. He made Arsenal football club number nine on the highest-earners in the club football world. According to Forbes, they made €487.6m in the 2016/2017 season alone.
7. Fabio Cannavaro
- Club: Guangzhou Evergrande
- Date Of Birth: 13th September 1973
- Country: Italy
Former Juventus of Italy and Real Madrid of Spain defensive stalwart comes in next on our list with his 15 million Euros a year wage bill at Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande. The former World Cup and Ballon d’ Or winner is clearly a prized asset to his club and the Chinese League in general.
The Chinese League has made it a priority to lure world-renowned football personalities, in a bid to grow and develop their league system.
8. Massimiliano Allegri
- Club: Juventus
- Date Of Birth: 11th August 1967
- Country: Italy
Proven and tested Italian coach Massimiliano Allegri comes in next with his 13 million euros wage bill at Italian giants Juventus. Massimiliano Allegri has earned every penny in his paycheck however, he has rebuilt Juventus, and made it the dominant side it has been in the Italian Serie A for several years.
Allegri knows his onions and has crafted a fluid, attacking style of play that is efficient and good to watch. With the coming of Christiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid to Juventus, Juventus have automatically become genuine title contenders on the continental level, and so Allegri could finally land that trophy he no doubt wants so much.
Massimiliano Allegri has an impressive trophy cabinet to match his wage bill: he has won 6 Scudettos, One with AC Milan, and five with Juventus.
9. Marcelo Lippi
- Team: Chinese National Football Team
- Date Of Birth: 12th April 1948
- Country: Italy
With his 13 million euros wage bill at the Chinese National Football Team, one time Italy World Cup-winning coach Marcelo Lippi comes in next. If you want to build the level of the game in your country you need hands that actually know what they are doing. And who better to lead your team than a coach that has conquered the world from his dugout?
Marcelo Lippi is a legend in the game, he has put his footprints on the sands of time. He was the coach of Italy when they won the World Cup in 2006.
10. Jurgen Klopp
- Club: Liverpool
- Date Of Birth: 16th June 1967
- Country: Germany
Jurgen Klopp, with his 13 million Euros per year wage bill at Liverpool completes our list as it stands currently. The German coach who was formerly in charge of Borussia Dortmund has led Liverpool to their second consecutive Champions League final, thus proven that his wages are justified. In the 2018/2019 season, he also led Liverpool to give Manchester City their closest title chase, losing out on the final day of the season.
That’s all about the highest earning football coaches in the world 2019.
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