Top 10 Highest Paid Football Coaches in the World (2019) & Salary

Football is a lucrative sport and has over the years made many people stupendously rich. This is a rich list of the highest earning football managers in the world currently and their salaries. These coaches are truly the best in the business and they are tasked with leading the best teams in the world to glory. This compilation of the best paid coaches in the world will leave you on the edge of your seats.


List of Highest Paid Football Coaches in the World 2019

1. Pep Guardiola – €24 Million

The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach is comfortably the best paid coach in the world currently. He tops this lost as the highest earning coach due to his contract with his new club, Manchester City.

Pep Guardiola is understood to take home a whopping €24 million every year as salary plus other bonuses after it was improved following his success in winning domestic titles with Manchester City in England.

Guardiola is a Catalan from Barcelona in Spain. He has played and coached FC Barcelona, where he trained the likes of Lionel Messi, Xavi, Puyol, Iniesta, Eto, Henry, Pedro, Robben, Ribery, etc. He is one of the most experienced tactical football managers who believes in possession football also known as TikiTaka.

2. José Mourinho – £13.8 Million

José Mourinho was the former coach of Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid. He was just sacked recently by Manchester United due to a run of poor result by his players and the negativity perceived in the dressing room with high profile players like Paul Pogba .

José Mourinho seats comfortably in second position as the second best paid coach in the world as he earns slightly lower than Pep Guardiola. José Mourinho takes home £13.8 million every year when he was a coach. There are rumors that he might soon return to Inter Milan, Bayern or even PSG, but we will update this article as soon as any news about him breaks.


3. Ernesto Valverde – €23 Million

Ernesto Valverde is currently employed at Barcelona and he won La Liga in the current 2017/2018 campaign. The former Althletico Bilbao boss is known as a no nonsense manager.

Currently at Barcelona, he takes home €23 million per year after contract renewals which will see him stay as Barcelona’s manager till 2022.

4. Carlo Ancelotti – £9 Million

Carlo Ancelotti, a former coach at Juventus, AC Milan, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid is fourth on this list of current best paid football managers in the world. The current Napoli Coach reportedly takes home £9 million every year as salary.

Ancelotti has maximum experience especially when it comes to the Champions League, winning this trophy at various clubs he had coached. No wonder he can speak five languages fluently.

5. Diego Simeone – €41 Million

He is the current coach at Athletico Madrid. He recently signed a contract that will see him stay at the club till 2022. He is also the highest paid at Athletico Madrid as his salary is higher than that of Antonnie Greizman.

Reports according to Marca suggests that Diego Simeome is the highest paid football coach this 2019 with an estimated yearly salary at €41 million.

6. Mauricio Pochettino – £8.5 Million

Mauricio Pochettino has been in Tottenham Hotspur for a long time now. He just signed a new five-year contract worth up to £8.5million-a-year.

The deal, which runs to 2023, makes Pochettino one of the highest earning managers in the Premier League behind Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

7. Frank Lampard – £5.5 Million

Frank Lampard is the current head coach of Chelsea Football Club. He is also a legend and one of the all time greats of the club and football in general. He played as a midfielder during his illustrious career as a player.

He was appointed the manager pf Derby before Chelsea’s job came calling. He would earn £5.5 million every year which makes him the lowest salary earner among the managers of the big 6.

6. Zinedine Zidane – £17 Million

Known as ‘Zizou’ by his fans, Zinedine Zidane has shot to the limelight by famously guiding Real Madrid, a club he once played for to the Champions League triumph and an eleventh European Cup crown in 2016.

Although, he left Real Madrid, the world cup winner is now back after Santiago Solari was fired. The Real Madrid boss would be made the highest paid coach in the world and he would reportedly takes home £17 million every year for three years.

8. Jurgen Klopp – £7.5 Million

Jurgen Klopp was the former coach of Borussia Dortmund. He is currently the coach of Liverpool football club and he is known for a brand of swashbuckling attacking football. At Liverpool currently, Jurgen Klopp earns £7.5 million every year as his salary.

His club Liverpool are currently in top form and are among the four clubs that are in contention to win the English Premier League (EPL). He is also among the managers that earn high salary in the EPL this year.

9. Antonio Conte – £6.5 Million

Antonio Conte was recently sacked by Chelsea to be replaced by Sarri. During his time at the club, he quickly settled into life in the Premier League by leading his Chelsea team to the summit of the English top flight standings. Conte was Coach at Juventus where he led them to three successive Serie A titles. He also managed the Italian national team and guided them to the Quarter finals at Euro 2016.

Antonio Conte earned £6.5 million per annum at Chelsea Football Club but is now the coach of Seria A side, Inter Milan.

10. Maurizio Sarri – £6 Million

Sarri is rumored to earn around €6M-a-year at Chelsea FC following the sack of Antonio Conte when he signed a three-year contract. Frank Lampard has since taken over.

Having managed Napoli FC, he is known for his unique style of play and tactics. There is also an option to extend Sarri’s contract by a further two-years if he succeeds at Stamford Bridge. He has since left the club to Juventus where he is rumored to earn £8 million plus other bonuses.

11. Unai Emery – £5.65 Million

Currently at Arsenal, Unai Emery was employed from PSG because of his specialty in bringing in European titles and training young stars. He currently earns £5.65 million at Arsenal per year.

The above are the best paid coaches in the world currently.

Gareth Southgate of England is the current highest paid football country coach in the world this 2019. He earns more salary than Joachim Low of Germany, Deschamps of France and Martinez of Belgium.

According to Marca, The top five highest paid coaches and their salaries are:

1. DIEGO SIMEONE of Atletico Madrid earns 41.2 millon euros yearly

2. PEP GUARDIOLA of Manchester City currently earns 24.1 million euros

3. ERNESTO VALVERDE coach of Barcelona earns 23 million euros currently.


In today’s world, no football coach job is secured unlike footballers who can remain in a club for a very long time. This is because, the loss and successes of a team performance is blamed on the coach’s management and tactical plans. It always boils down to the perception of players in the dressing room and how you handle them.

As seen above the likes of Jose Mourinho, Arsene Wenger and Conte had their jobs taken away from them due to poor results and poor team performance. Although these high profile football managers in the EPL are rich and influential in the game, they were not spared.

We shall continue updating this list of highest paid football managers in the world especially when there is a change or increase in their contact and salaries.


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