Highest paid managers in European football. With Jose Mourinho’s appointment as Tottenham, let us look at how much he will make in comparison with other managers in Europe.
Football has become a drastically different sport than it was 30 years back. New rules, regulations, competitions, the VAR, so much has changed and been introduced. However, the one thing that has remained constant is the manager’s importance.
The manager is tasked with the job of handling the tactics, managing the team (of course), oversee training, pick the side and most importantly take responsibility of the club regardless of the results. It is therefore, not surprising that these men are paid handsomely.
With Jose Mourinho’s return to managership, let us take a look at how much he will earn at Tottenham and where does that stand in comparison to the biggest names in European football. Surprisingly, big names such as Maurizio Sarri and Thomas Tuchel do not even make it to the top ten and the highest earning Premier League manager is neither from the Premier League or even Barcelona and Real Madrid.
Carlo Ancelotti (Napoli) £5.3m
Carlo Ancelotti is one of the most decorated names in football. The former Chelsea manager has won 20 trophies including 3 champions leagues. He is one of only 3 managers to have won the Champions League 3 times and is also one of seven people to have won the European Cup or Champions League as both a player and a manager.
Carlo Ancelotti is currently employed by Italian club, Napoli, who pay him £5.3m per season for his services. Ancelotti guided Napoli to a second-place finish last season to ensure a Champions League qualification and will hope to add to his tally of 20 trophies this season.
Source: The Guardian
Unai Emery (Arsenal) £6m
The former Sevilla and PSG manager has probably been tasked with one of the most difficult jobs in football; replacing Arsene Wenger. Fans will always remember Wenger by his glory days and they will always hope for his replacement to emulate that success, regardless of where they currently stand.
It is by this measure, that one would say that the Emery has had a difficult start to his career in North London, despite taking them to the Europa League final last season. Arsenal have Emery in their employ for £6m per season.
Source: Daily Mirror