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Top 10 highest paid football managers 2023



Football managers are known for their role in the success of every team. As we see and watch on our screens, they are on the sidelines giving instructions, motivating their teams, and carrying out tactical decisions.

Clubs are always looking for managers with credible histories and success they’ve achieved throughout their careers. This has led to competition in the race for a good manager and the increase in budget for their wages.

Today, some of the highest earning managers in the world, like Carlo Ancelotti, do not stay without a job due to his experience and success over the years. He is always on the list of clubs.

From Carlo Ancelotti, Pep Guardiola, and Brendan Rodgers to Xavi Hernandez, Interesting Football brings you the highest paid managers in world football, as per Sporting News.

10. Erik ten Haag – (10 million euros)



Erik ten Haag is one of the newest faces in English football. The Dutchman occupies the 10th spot on the list of highest paid managers at 10 million euros.

Ten Haag is the current manager of Manchester United, taking over the helm of affairs from Ralf Ragnick.

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Although his first few months in charge of the Old Trafford team were rocky, he has managed to turn the performance of the team around and was able to win the EFL Cup, the club’s first trophy in six years.

9. Xavi Hernandez – (10 million euros)

Xavi Hernandez

Xavi Hernandez is the head coach of Barcelona. He earns 10 million euros at FC Barcelona. He was a former player and legend of the club before departing for Qatar, where he started football management.

Since he was appointed manager of Barcelona, the club has witnessed a gradual change in the team’s overall performance as he took the club to win the Supercopa de España.

Although he is relatively new in the space, much is expected of him as the Catalan club plans its future with their former player.

8. Brendan Rodgers – (11 million euros)


Brendan Rodgers is the current manager at Leicester City. He has been in charge of the team since 2019 and has won one FA Cup and Community Shield. He is among the highest earning managers, with over eleven million euros annually.

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Rodgers is not new in English football as he’s been in charge of Liverpool for three years before departing for Celtic, where he won the Scottish Premiership, Cup, and League Cup.

7. Carlo Ancelotti – (12 million euros)

Carlo Ancelotti PSG, CC BY-SA 3.0 GFDL, via Wikimedia Commons

Carlo Ancelotti is seventh on the list. The Italian currently manager of Real Madrid earns twelve million euros annually. He is on his second stint at the club after leading the team from 2013 to 2015.

Read: List of Carlo Ancelotti trophies

Carlo is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all time. He holds the record as the most decorated manager in the UEFA Champions League, having won four titles.

The Italian has led several European football clubs, including Chelsea, Juventus, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Bayern Munich, and Napoli.

6. Graham Potter – (13 million euros)

Graham Potter earns 13 million euros annually as Chelsea’s boss. The former Brighton & Hove Albion head coach was hired by Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly who recently bought the club.

Although Potter isn’t at the biggest stage yet, he’s shown potential with his time at Brighton Hove Albion, which led to his appointment as Chelsea manager by the new owner.

The Englishman has, however, won the Swedish Cup and lower division trophies in Östersund.

5. José Mourinho – (14 million euros)


José Mourinho, currently AS Roma boss, is the fifth highest-earning manager in the world at 14 million euros. He joined the Romans in 2021 as the club bid to become a significant force in Italian football and Europe.

So far, Mourinho has won the UEFA Europa Conference League in his second season, which becomes the club’s first-ever European trophy.

Read: Jose Mourinho trophies, teams coached 

José Mourinho is one of the most popular managers in the world. The Portuguese manager in the world. He’s won the Champions League twice with Porto and Inter Milan, the Europa League with Manchester United, and three Premier League titles during his time at Chelsea.

4. Antonio Conte – (15 million euros)

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Italian tactician Antonio Conte earns 15 million euros at Tottenham Hotspur. He joined the club in 2021 from Inter Milan, where he was successful after just one season, winning the Italian Serie A.

Tottenham Hotspur’s top hierarchy hired Antonio Conte following the departure of Jose Mourinho as the club seeks to begin an entirely new project. The choice of the club was based on his previous success in the English top flight with Chelsea, where he became the first Italian manager to lift the EPL title.

Read: List of Antonio Conte trophies and teams coached 

Conte is one of the most outstanding managers in modern football. He’s won four Italian league titles, the Premier League and the FA Cup.

3. Jurgen Klopp – (16 million euros)


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Jurgen Klopp is arguably one of the best managers in world football. The German tactician known for his famous interpretation of the gegenpress currently heads the top job at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp earns 16 million euros at Liverpool. He joined the club in 2015 and has been there ever since.

The German manager has been successful so far at Liverpool, winning the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.

2. Pep Guardiola – (22 million euros)

Pep 2017

Pep Guardiola is one of the most brilliant managers in world football. The Spaniard is the second highest earning manager. He earns 22 million euros annually.

Guardiola joined Manchester City in 2011 following the club’s takeover by City Football Group. To keep the manager in line with its vision to dominate English football, shells spent enormous amounts on players and managers.

The Spanish tactician had his first breakthroughs at Barcelona, winning two Champions League, three La Liga titles, UEFA Super Cup, Copa del Rey, and the FIFA Club World Cup, making him one of the most successful managers in history.

At Man City, Pep has singlehanded won four Premier League titles, the League Cup, and the FA Cup.

1. Diego Simeone – (41 million euros)

Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone is one of the longest-standing managers in Europe. The Atlético Madrid boss has been at the helm of affairs at the club since 2011.

Simeone “El Cholo” earns 41m Euros annually at Atlético Madrid and is currently the highest paid football manager in the world.

Due to his performance, he received strong backing from the clubs’ top hierarchy, who had always provided what he needed to keep the team competitive. He has won two La Liga titles, one Copa del Rey, two Europa League, and two UEFA Super Cups.

He was runners-up twice in the Champions League.

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