Mourinho the best paid manager in the world

Mourinho the best paid manager in the world

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho © Francesca Ceciarini

Chelsea manager José Mourinho is the best paid manager in the football world.

The Portuguese coach earned £13.2million in salary and sponsorship deals in 2014, £1.8m more than his nearest competitor, Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti, who won the Champions League with the Merengues.

The last spot on the podium is for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola, with 11.2million banked in the last year.

After him we find Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with  £8.3m in 2014, while Manchester United’s Louis van Gaal is fifth with £7.3m.

Former Tottenham and Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas also features in the top 10. The Zenit St Petersburg boss made a cool £6.25m in 2014.

Ex Man United boss David Moyes is in the top ten with 5.1m £ banked from a club like Real Sociedad.

Man City boss Manuel Pellegrini is just 18th in this very particular table, with “only” 3.8m £ earned in 2014, despite winning the Premier League and the League Cup.


Top 20 highest-paid managers

1 Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) – £13.2m

2 Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) – £11.4m

3 Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich) – £11.2m

4 Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – £8.3m

5 Louis van Gaal (Manchester United) – £7.3m

6 Fabio Capello (Russia) – £6.6m

7 Andre Villas-Boas (Zenit St Petersburg) – £6.25m

8 Sven-Goran Eriksson (Shanghai) – £5.9m

9 Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) – £5.3m

10 Laurent Blanc (Paris Saint-Germain) – £5.1m

10 David Moyes (Real Sociedad) – £5.1m

10 Rafael Benitez (Napoli) – £5.1m

13 Walter Mazzarri – £5m

14 Roberto Di Matteo (Schalke) – £4.4m

15 Luciano Spalletti – £4m

15 Luis Enrique (Barcelona) – £4m

17 Antonio Conte (Italy) – £3.9m

18 Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City) – £3.8m

19 Brendan Rodgers (Liverpool) – £3.6m

20 Roberto Mancini (Inter Milan) – £3.5m