Football coaches are the thread that holds the team together. They ensure each member of the team work harmoniously with other members on the pitch to win the game.
The role of the coach is very important to any team, and when a team finds a good coach, they will do almost anything to keep him. Hence the best coaches become the highest earners in the game – and let’s face it; football is a money game – to keep good coaches or players, a team must be willing to offer irresistible baits.
Here we have detailed the top five highest paid coaches in the world which invariably is also the list of the best coaches in the world.
Top 5 Highest Paid Football Coaches in the World 2020
Below is a list of the highest paid coaches in football 2020. This list contains coaches who are currently with clubs as of today. Some of these coaches earned more due to their sponsorship deals, however, we will only focus on their gross wages.
5. Jose Mourinho (Tottenham Hotspur) – €16 million
Jose Mourinho did an excellent job with FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid, hence Tottenham signed him over to manage the team. He performed excellently leading the team to a Europa League finish for next season.
Mourinho currently earns €16 million annually making him the fifth highest paid coaches in football today.
4. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – €16.5 million
Klopp signed for Liverpool with the promise of restoring the club to its former glory and he duely delivered. The German coach is already a Champions League winner at Liverpool, and has built a formidable squad. He won the first league title for Liverpool in over three decades.
No wonder he is among the top highest earning football managers in the world
3. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – €22 million
After a poor first year with Manchester City with the club winning no trophy, Pep has upped his game and helped the club win a trophy and became the first to reach the record-breaking 100 points in the league.
Pep Guardiola currently rakes in €22 million per year. He also earned much from his numerous sponsorship deals. He has turned Manchester City into huge favourites for the 2019/20 Champions League title.
2. Antonio Conte (Inter Milan) – €30 million
Enigmatic Italian coach, Antonio Conte is second on the list of the highest paid football coaches in the world. The serial winner has had stints at Juventus, and Chelsea before joining Inter Milan. The 51-year-old joined the Nerazzurri in 2019, and is hoping to challenge Juventus for the Italian crown next season. In his first season with Inter, his team fell short by one point of first place Juventus in the Serie A title race. It is reported that Sarri earned €30 million in 2020, with €9.8 million paid by Chelsea for sacking him.
1. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) – €40.5 million
When it comes to motivating the team and making relevant transfer deals; no one does it better than Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid. Diego is one of the best coaches in the world and has transformed Atletico Madrid into an almost unstoppable team beating both Real Madrid and Barcelona to the La Liga.
In 2019, the Argentine coach renewed his contract at his club. Diego currently earns €40.5 million annually coaching Atletico Madrid with a contract that will expire in 2022.