Graph: Want to take a guess at who the highest-paid manager at the World Cup is?
We’ll give you a clue, it’s not Honduras boss Luis Fernando Suarez.
The average punter often likes to give out about the amount of money earned by professional footballers nowadays, but the managers aren’t too badly off themselves.
Or at least some of them aren’t. You’ll often come across data about what the managers in charge of the biggest clubs in Europe earn on an annual basis and just in time for the World Cup, the always excellent Sporting Intelligence has drawn up a graph detailing the annual salary of the managers of every team in Brazil and compared it to the Per Capita income in the country in question.
The results are quite fascinating. It’s not a huge surprise for example, that Fabio Capello is the highest-paid manager on a salary of £6.69 million per annum, but it might come as a surprise that the salary is 763 times the average annual wage in Russia.
Capello is followed by Roy Hodgson, Cesare Prandelli, Luis Felipe Scolari, Ottmar Hitzfeld, Joachim Low, Vicente Del Bosque as the highest paid managers at the tournament, while at the other end of the scale, the lowest paid manager is Mexico’s Miguel Herrera, who earns £125,000 per year, over 50 times less than what Capello takes in on an annual basis.
The salary earned by Croatia’s Niko Kovac is the closest to the country’s per capita income, while the biggest disparity is in the Ivory Coast, where the £618,125 earned by coach Sabri Lamouchi is a whopping 795 times the per capita income in the African nation.