The Premier League is widely regarded as one of the most lucrative football leagues in the world, with millions of pounds invested in player transfers, club infrastructure, and coaching staff.
One of the key components of a successful Premier League team is the manager, who is responsible for leading and motivating the players, developing tactics and game plans, and ensuring that the team performs at its best in every match.
As a result, Premier League managers are some of the highest paid in the football world, with salaries often running into the millions of pounds. In this article, we will look at the highest-paid Premier League managers this season and explore what makes them valuable to their clubs.
1. Pep Guardiola (£20 million)
Guardiola is one of the highest-paid football managers in the world and the highest-paid in the Premier League. He is known for his tactical skills and ability to lead his teams to victory.
He has two Champions League titles and three titles with Barcelona, three each with Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
In addition to his successes on the field, Guardiola has also been well rewarded for his efforts. According to Forbes, he was the highest-paid footballer in the world, with an estimated annual salary of £20 million.
His recent contract extension with Manchester City will earn around £20 million per year, making him the highest-paid manager in the English Premier League.
In 2023, Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City is the prime contender for the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup to achieve the treble dream for the blue side of Manchester.
2. Jurgen Klopp (£15 million)
The manager of Liverpool stands second among the highest-paid managers in the Premier League. According to Goal.com, he earns around £15 million a year.
In addition to salary as a manager, Klopp has also earned a considerable amount from advertising deals. He earned £6.7 million in 2021 from these deals, which is a testament to his popularity and success. Klopp’s current contract with Liverpool is set to run until the summer of 2026.
The announcement was made on April 28, 2022, that he would extend his stay for two more years. It was his third extension with the club. His previous extension would run until 2024, but Liverpool wasn’t waiting until then to keep their boss long-term.
3. Erik Ten (£9 million)
The former accolade-winning Ajax manager was handed a contract at Manchester United running until June 2025 with an option to extend for a year. According to the Sun, the 52-year-old is earning £9 million each year as Manchester United manager, which equates to £173,000.
This figure may be subject to performance bonuses if Ten Hag succeeds with the club. The Dutchman has already turned the story around at Old Trafford with a League Cup victory in his maiden year and an FA Cup final in hand. The position of the club in the League is also in contrast to last year’s abysmal.
4. Mikel Arteta (£8.3 million)
The fourth highest-paid manager this season is Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta. The former assistant manager to Pep Guardiola has grown leaps and bounds this year as he has guided Arsenal to its maiden title challenge in decades.
He is currently on a contract that pays him £8.3 million a year, which equates to around £160,000 a week. His current contract runs until the end of the 2024/25 season, and Arsenal hopes to offer him a much more lucrative deal.
5. David Moyes (£5 million)
The former Everton and Manchester United manager is fifth on the list of highest-paid managers this season. Moyes signed for West Ham in the winter of 2019 and has enjoyed a reasonably successful run which included a 6th place finish last year and a semi-final appearance in the UEFA Europa League.
He is reportedly earning £5 million a year, which equates to around £100,000 a week. He also earns around £1 million from bonuses and incentives.