Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in the World 2020 (Football)

Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in the World 2020 – 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 present 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 2020. Let’s get down to business:

Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in the World 2020

 Rank No.  Manager Name  Salary (Total Income)
 1.  Pep Guardiola  €24 Million
 2.  Jurgen Klopp  €18 Million
 3.  Jose Mourinho  €15 Million
 4.  Diego Simeone  €13 Million
 5.  Rafael Benitez  €11.5 Million
 6.  Zinedine Zidane  €11.5 Million
 7.  Fabio Cannavaro  €10 Million
 8.  Carlo Ancelotti  €10 Million
 9.  Antonio Conte  €9 Million
 10.  Maurizio Sarri  €8 Million

Top 10 Highest Paid Football Coaches in the World 2020 

Pep Guardiola
  • 1. 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.

  • 2. Jurgen Klopp

Club: Liverpool
Date Of Birth: 16th June 1967
Country: Germany

Jurgen Klopp, with his 18 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.

Jose Mourinho
  • 3. Jose Mourinho

Club: Tottenham
Date Of Birth: 26th January 1963
Country: Portugal

The (once?) Special One comes in at number 3 with his 15 Million Euros earning potential at Tottenham. Well, his last job 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-traveled 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.

Diego Simeone
  • 4. 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 four spot. With a total Earning potential of 13 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 shows 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.

  • 5. Rafael Benitez 

Club: Dalian Yifang
Date Of Birth: 16th April 1960
Country: Spain

Experienced football coach Rafael Benitez who recently abandoned Newcastle United in order to pitch his tent in China with Dalian Yifang. This move, even if not stimulating career-wise has certainly been a financially rewarding one. His 11.5 million pounds a year contract catapults him into the league of top-earning bosses where he rightly belongs.

Never forget who Rafael Benitez is; he has been at the helm of affairs for Liverpool, Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Newcastle United. He has been named UEFA Manager of the year on 2 occasions (2003-2004, and 2004-2005), he has been named FA Premier League Manager of the month on 6 occasions (November 2005, December 2005, January 2007, October 2008, march 2009, and April 2013.) he was also named best coach for Gazzetta Dello Sport 2009. Some of his medals and trophies include La Liga titles in 2001-2002, and 2003-2004 with Valencia, UEFA Cup with Valencia. With Liverpool: FA Cup: 2005–2006, FA Community Shield: 2006, UEFA Champions League: 2004–2005, UEFA Super Cup: 2005. With Inter Milan: Supercoppa Italiana: 2010, FIFA Club World Cup: 2010. With Chelsea: UEFA Europa League: 2012–2013, With Napoli: Coppa Italia: 2013–2014, Supercoppa Italiana: 2014. With Newcastle United: EFL Championship: 2016–2017. 

  • 6. Zinedine Zidane 

Club: Real Madrid
Date Of Birth: 23rd June 1972
Country: France

One of the best footballers of all time, mercurial Frenchman Zinedine Zidane, who is relatively new to the coaching world also makes the list with his 10 million a year earning figure at Real Madrid. Real Madrid has the utmost confidence in Zizou, and Zinedine Zidane has only ever been a coach at Real Madrid. He made an immediate impact when he was appointed, and stunned the world with 3 consecutive champions league wins. He resigned his appointment on his own in order to pursue new challenges, and the club quickly replaced him with Santiago Solari. That move almost ruined the club, and real Madrid became ordinary. He was called up to save the ship before it becomes too late, and now in his second spell at the club as manager, Zinedine Zidane is working for his huge pay-check, turning the club around in order to reclaim its rightful place in the top echelon of club football. 

  • 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 10 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. Carlo Ancelotti 

Club: Everton
Date Of Birth: 1oth June 1959
Country: Italy

Who knew Everton had 11.5 million pounds to pay for a coach on a yearly basis! Well, Carlo Ancelotti, the legendary Italian manager is earning exactly that figure as you read this. In order to move to the higher leagues of clubs in Europe, Everton Football Club know that they need a top-quality manager at the helm, and it is with that in mind that they brought in the vastly experienced and proven quality coach that is Carlo Ancelotti. He was doing so well at Napoli, so it had to take great prospects to tempt him away from Italy. How that pans out remains to be seen, but let us remind ourselves of who Carlo Ancelotti is: with Juventus: UEFA Intertoto Cup: 1999. With AC Milan: Serie A: 2003–2004, Coppa Italia: 2002–2003, Supercoppa Italiana: 2004, UEFA Champions League: 2002–2003, 2006–2007, UEFA Super Cup: 2003, 2007, FIFA Club World Cup: 2007. With Chelsea: Premier League: 2009–2010, FA Cup: 2009–2010, FA Community Shield: 2009. With Paris Saint-Germain: Ligue 1: 2012–2013. With Real Madrid: Copa del Rey: 2013–2014, UEFA Champions League: 2013–2014, UEFA Super Cup: 2014, FIFA Club World Cup: 2014: with Bayern Munich: Bundesliga: 2016–2017, DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017. His personal honours and trophies as a player are too many to mention. 

  • 9. Antonio Conte 

Club: Inter Milan
Date Of Birth: 31st July 1969
Country: Italy

Inter Milan have huge ambitions, and it is with that in mind that the management of the club have broken their piggybank and shelled out 9 million euros a year for the services of proven football tactician Antonio Conte. Antonio Conte’s record speaks for himself: he won 3 Serie A  Scudetto titles with Juventus before joining the Chelsea football club of England, with whom he won the English premier league in his first season. After being fired from the club he was approached by Italian giants Inter Milan who are trying to rebuild after a long period in football limbo.

  • 10. Maurizio Sarri 

Club: Juventus
Date Of Birth: 10th January 1959
Country: Italy

Italian compatriot Maurizio Sarri comes in next with his 8 million euros a year payout at Italian giants Juventus. Maurizio Sarri is one of the hottest football managers in the world at the moment with the unique style of play called Sarri-ball, which he invented during his time at Napoli. However, it was at Chelsea football club of England that he had his first taste of glory when they sarri-balled their way to UEFA Cup glory in the 2018-2019 season. Ever since then, he has become glory-hungry, joining serial winners Juventus with whom he intends to take the footballing world by storm.

That’s all about the highest-earning football coaches in the world 2020.

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