Highest Paid Coaches In World Football Revealed, Interesting Number One
The highest paid football coaches have been revealed, with Diego Simeone surprisingly topping the list.
Since the Argentine, who has been at Atleti since 2011, takes home €23 million a year, €5 million a year more than Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Simeone has been a mainstay in Madrid for the last eight years, with key trophies being two Europa Leagues as well as a league title in 2014, breaking the Real Madrid and Barcelona duopoly.
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde, Real Madrid's Zinedine Zidane and new Inter Milan manager Antonio Conte round off the top five.
You can check out the full list below, with figures coming from IFTV per La Gazzetta Dello Sport.
Conte becomes the current HIGHEST paid coach in Serie A & is tied for all time highest with a certain Jose Mourinho :bread: pic.twitter.com/dUypYAuSfq
- Italian Football TV (@IFTVofficial) May 31, 2019
Interestingly, Guardiola's nearest challenger for wages earned in England is Jurgen Klopp, who earns €7.5 million a year, over €10 million less than Guardiola.
Guardiola's influence in Manchester has been unmatched in recent memory, with the Spaniard's trophy haul of six in the last two years showing why he is paid the big money.
However, Liverpool's Champions League final victory last weekend means the German will likely be rewarded with a new contract from the Liverpool board.
More on Klopp's new deal, with FSG set to award him with a long-term contract worth £10m a year. [Dom King]https://t.co/4tEtoCoeOt
- Anfield Edition (@AnfieldEdition) June 2, 2019
Max Allegri also features on the list despite leaving Juventus at the end of this season.
The only manager on the list currently not managing in one of Europe's top five leagues is former Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro, who finds himself Head Coach of Guangzhou Evergrande in the Chinese Super League.
Monaco manager Leonardo Jardim tops the list for highest paid Ligue 1 coaches, surprisingly ranking higher than PSG coach Thomas Tuchel.
Jardim is currently in his second stint at Monaco after being replaced by Thierry Henry last year.
Henry was then sacked and replaced with Jardim, who guided Monaco out of the relegation zone in Ligue 1 and finished 17th.
Furthermore, with the potential of Maurizio Sarri swapping Chelsea for Juventus, you wonder if the Italian could also find himself on this list.
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