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 2019
Below is a list of the highest paid coaches in football 2019. This list contains coaches who are currently with clubs as of today.
5. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – €13 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.
No wonder he is among the top highest earning football managers in the world.
4. Fabio Cannavaro (Guangzhou Evergrande and China) — €15 million
The former Juventus defender is among the highest paid coaches in the world. The 45-year-old Cannavaro was appointed manager of the Chinese national team , in conjunction with coaching Guangzhou Evergrande on March 2019.
He gets an annual bumper salary of €15 million (£12.9m/$16.8m) including match bonuses.
3. Ernesto Valverde (Barcelona) – €23.5 million
Ernesto did an excellent job with Atletico, and soon Barcelona signed him over to manage the team. He performed excellently leading the team to win the La Liga twice and Copa Del Rey once.
Ernesto currently earns €23.5 million annually making him the fifth highest paid coaches in football today.
2. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – €24.1 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 €24.1 million per year.
1. Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) – €41.2 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 €41.2 million annually coaching Atletico Madrid with a contract that will expire in 2022.