Three Premier League managers make top five as Europe's highest-paid managers revealed
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Europe's 12 highest-paid managers have been revealed with three Premier League bosses making up the top five. However, the biggest managerial salary on the continent isn't of a coach working his trade in England.
In fact, Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is somewhat surprisingly Europe's best-paid manager following a report from L'Equipe, stating that the Argentine earns just shy of £30million per year.
Aside from the fact that Spain's current third-best side is paying Europe's largest managerial salary, it is also a surprise as to how much more Simeone earns compared to his nearest competitor in Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola who earns over £10million less per year at £19,721,724.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp (£15,714,724 per year) and Chelsea head coach Graham Potter (£11,917,404 per year) make up third and fourth in the list whilst Juventus boss Max Allegri makes slightly less than Potter with £11,284,620 per year.
The other seven managers included in the report coach outside of the Premier League with three clubs from all of the top-five European leagues except Ligue 1 represented.
Upon becoming the new Bayern Munich manager over the international break, Thomas Tuchel also became Europe's sixth-highest paid boss, earning a reported yearly income of £10,547,580, slightly over £1million more than former Bayern boss and current Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti.
Having won Serie A in the 2020/21 season under Antonio Conte, Inter Milan currently pay the Italian's successor, Simone Inzaghi, the eighth highest salary at £8,753,484 per year with the Inter manager set to miss out on a Scudetto for the second season in a row.
Jose Mourinho's Roma are also set to miss out on the league title in Italy this season to high-flying Napoli, however the Portuguese manager closely follows Inzaghi in ninth, earning £8,120,712.
Despite their annual pay still being eye-watering, the remaining three managers earn salaries sizeably less than their fellow bosses with Bayer Leverkusen's Xabi Alonso (£4,397,832), Wolfsburg's Niko Novac (£3,522,480) and Barcelona's Xavi (£3,374,832) making up the final three places.
Interestingly, bottom-of-the-table Barcelona are the only club mentioned that are top of their respective domestic league whilst five of the final eight in the Champions League are included.
Notable exclusions include Manchester United's Erik ten Hag, Arsenal's Mikel Arteta, PSG's Christophe Galtier and Napoli's Luciano Spalletti, amongst others.
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Topics: Premier League, Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Graham Potter, Chelsea, Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp