Obviously, the highest paid managers in the world of football are expected to be in Europe’s top-5 leagues, because of the competitions involved.

The Premier League has been hot this season, as English clubs keep sacking managers here and there for the betterment of their clubs.

Of course, there are now some young coaches in the world of football, making headlines in Europe’s top-5 leagues.

Even though Graham Potter and Julian Nagelsmann were recently relieved of their jobs at their respective clubs.

The two young coaches are elite tacticians, despite their age and experience in their managerial careers.

Potter and Nagelsmann are expected to be among the highest paid managers in football, because of their potential.

In 2022-2023, Premier League clubs have sacked 12 managers, which is now literally a new record in the league’s history.

Managers who have been sacked in the Premier League in 2022-2023 so far

  • Frank Lampard
  • Thomas Tuchel
  • Steven Gerrard
  • Antonio Conte
  • Graham Potter
  • Brendan Rodgers
  • Patrick Vieira
  • Nathan Jones
  • Jesse Marsch
  • Ralph Hasenhüttl
  • Bruno Lage
  • Scott Parker

For instance, Todd Boehly Chelsea have sacked two different managers this campaign, paying them off as a result of their contracts.

The Premier League is considered the toughest league in Europe’s top-5 leagues, because of the competition.

The likes of Serie A, the Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and La Liga are behind the English league, talking about roughness in the league.

However, it doesn’t look like that when it comes to listing the highest paid managers in the world of football.

Having sacked Thomas Tuchel and Graham Potter, the English league has just two managers left on its list.

Who are the highest paid managers in the world of football?

11 Xavi Hernández – €3.8 million (Barcelona)

It’s not surprising to see the Spanish gaffer as one of the highest paid managers in the world, despite joining the Culers in 2021.

Xavi Hernández has literally changed many things at Barcelona, he’s now on the verge of winning the La Liga title this campaign.

Even though his side is kind of poor in European competitions, talking about the UEFA Champions League and the Europa League.

Nevertheless, Xavi deserves the money, because he has the ability to restore the club’s lost glory in Europe’s top-5 leagues.

Xavi Hernández; highest paid managers

10. Niko Kovač – €4 million (Wolfsburg)

The Croatian coach is a bit above Xavi Hernández, even though he’s in the Bundesliga, joined his current club in 2022.

Niko Kovač is seriously trying his best for Wolfsburg in the German league, fighting for the top six in the league table.

The Croatian gaffer isn’t really a young manager, he has managed at least four teams at club level.

Wolfsburg are currently on a 5-game winning streak in the Bundesliga, making waves under Niko Kovač.

9. Xabi Alonso – €5 million (Bayer Leverkusen)

The former Liverpool player just started his managerial career, having joined Bayer Leverkusen in 2022.

Interestingly, he has already joined the league of the highest paid managers in the world, above Xavi Hernández.

Bayer Leverkusen are now in 7th place in the Bundesliga under Xabi Alonso, one point behind Eintracht Frankfurt.

His managerial prowess is seriously making waves in Europe’s top-5 leagues, as he’s linked with Real Madrid’s job next campaign.

8. José Mourinho – €9.2 million (Roma)

The Portuguese gaffer has already won one trophy, the UEFA Europa Conference League for the Romans in 2022.

Of course, José Mourinho is literally one of the best managers in Europe’s top-5 leagues, he always wins trophies.

Well, the former Chelsea boss is currently earning €9.2 million at Roma, and he’s really helping the team in Serie A.

AS Roma are currently in 5th place in the league table, with 50 points tied with Inter Milan.

7. Simone Inzaghi – €10 million (Inter Milan)

The Nerazzurri are one of the top teams in Europe, always participate in European competitions every campaign.

Therefore, it’s wise enough to see their managers as one of the highest earners in the world of football.

Simone Inzaghi is also trying his best for Inter Milan, even though they have been in shambles recently.

Nevertheless, the Italian gaffer isn’t a young manager, he’s a man of his own tactics, as evidenced by his statistics with the Nerazzurri.

6. Carlo Ancelotti – €11 million (Real Madrid)

As expected, the Italian coach is on the list, because he’s close to José Mourinho as regards their managerial achievements.

Apparently, Carlo Ancelotti is currently earning €11 million at Real Madrid, having won the UEFA Champions League in 2021-2022.

The manager is expected to leave the Los Blancos at the end of the season, and he’s most likely to join Brazil’s national team.

Carlo Ancelotti is a tactician and a very wise manager, so it’s not surprising to see him on the list, his statistics say it all.

5. Thomas Tuchel – €12 million (Bayern Munich)

The German manager just joined the Bavarians as a replacement for Julian Nagelsmann, one of the best in the world.

Thomas Tuchel is no small coach, he’s in the same caliber as Ancelotti, Guardiola, and others.

As a result, he deserves to be earning at least €12 million at Bayern Munich, he’s also fond of winning trophies.

Unfortunately, he recently got eliminated from the DFB Pokal quarterfinals by Freiburg.

4. Massimiliano Allegri – €12.8 million (Juventus)

The Italian manager started his managerial career in 2003, meaning he has spent 20 years in management with several achievements.

Even though the Old Lady haven’t been performing impressively in Serie A under the manager, he’s always been a top manager.

Massimiliano Allegri has helped Juventus qualify for the UEFA Europa League quarterfinals in 2022-2023.

Of course, he deserves the €12.8 million, having made waves in all competitions at Allianz Stadium.

3. Jurgen Klopp – €17.8 million (Liverpool)

The Reds keep increasing the German manager’s salary, as they keep extending his contract at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp is literally a blessing to Liverpool, he has single-handedly restored the club’s lost glory.

The German gaffer has won some trophies for the Reds, so he deserves €17.8 million, because he’s a top manager.

Even though things are getting worse for him at the club in 2022-2023, he remains a blessing to the Reds family.

2. Pep Guardiola – €22.4 million (Manchester City)

Having started his managerial career in 2007 with Barcelona B, the Spanish gaffer has now spent 7 good years at Manchester City.

As a result, the Citizens like him, and he has achieved many things for the club, literally the best tactician in the Premier League.

Pep Guardiola is obviously earning more than the likes of Klopp, Tuchel, and others. He actually deserves it because Manchester City like him.

Therefore, Guardiola is the highest-paid manager in the Premier League, followed by Jurgen Klopp.

Graham Potter would have been on the list, with €13.5 million, but he has been sacked at Chelsea.

1. Diego Simeone – €34 million (Atletico Madrid)

The Argentine manager is the highest earner in the world of football, having spent 12 years in the Spanish league.

Diego Simeone is literally the longest serving manager in Europe’s top-5 leagues, he has been at Atletico Madrid since 2011.

Amazingly, the Argentine gaffer has managed only the Colchoneros in Europe’s top-5 leagues.

Despite the fact his team is out of the UEFA Champions League, he always makes it to the top four in the league table every season.

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