Football Managers, eh? Who’d want to be one? Well, for all the constant press-hounding, player pressure and ‘votes of confidence’ from the Chairman, top-flight gaffers are some of the best-paid individuals in the business.

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In this list compiled by, we can get a fascinating insight into just how well compensated some of the best coaches in the world actually are.

As two of the best clubs in the World, Real Madrid and Barcelona top the charts (as they do the Deloitte Football Money League and Merchandising Charts) with Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola picking up annual pay cheques of 10m and 7.5m Euros respectively.

List of Football's Highest Paid Managers
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Europes Elite clubs pack out the rest of the top 10 highest earning managers, as Roberto Mancini, Carlo Ancelotti and Bayern Munich’s Jupp Heynckes come in behind ultra-rich Anzhi Machachkala’s Guus Hiddink in third.

Premier League clubs also boast a handful of managers earning within €100,000 of each other; Alex Ferguson – in spite of his storied history of success – earns the same as rival Kenny Dalglish at Anfield, whilst Arsene Wenger and Harry Redknapp have much the same margin in North London.

The stock of British and Irish managers in the Premier League is one that cannot be underestimated, as illustrated by the likes of QPR and Sunderland paying their managers much higher than their Italian equivalents at Inter and AC Milan.

Are there any particular surprises that pop off the list to you?

Let us know in the comments!

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  1. says: Mo

    Can’t believe Martin O Neil and David Moyes are in the top 15.

    I expected Mourinho, but even Fergie being down the list is a shock.

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