Can you guess who the highest-earning manager in the world (by far) is? 9 years ago

Can you guess who the highest-earning manager in the world (by far) is?

Not only does he earn the big bucks, he earns just short of seven million euros more per year than his nearest competitor. That’s sure to put a Pep in his step.

That’s right, according to Brazilian sports business company Pluri Consultoria, Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola is the highest-earning football manager in the world on €17 million per annum, which works out at just under €1.5 million a month or around €327,000 a week. Nice work if you can get it alright.


While it will come as little surprise that Guardiola is the world’s best-paid manager, the real shock is that, according to this research at least, he earns almost seven million euros per year more than his nearest competitor, Jose Mourinho, who pulls in just over ten million a year at Chelsea. Peanuts, we think you’ll agree.


There is no sign of Martin O’Neill in the list of the 30 highest paid managers, which includes Guangzhou Evergrande boss Marcelo Lippi in third (€10 million per year), Arsene Wenger in fourth (€8.26 million per year), David Moyes in seventh (€5.9 million per year), Barcelona boss Gerardo Martino in eighth (€5.4 million per year) and Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers in 12th (€3.894 million per year).

Arguably the most surprising thing about the list is the presence of Big Sam Allardyce in 13th (€3.54 million per year), while Vincente del Bosque’s position in 30th on a salary of €2.35 million per year suggests that Eamon Dunphy’s recent comments about the Spanish boss earning fifty grand a year were either way off the mark or the European Championships and World Cup winning coach has got a massive pay rise in the last few months.