Let's take a look at who are the top five highest-paid football managers in
European football in 2021.
Gone are the days when football coaches were paid just a fraction of what the athletes they coached earned. Football managers nowadays are superstars in their own right, earning huge sums of money not just from their basic wages but also from lucrative endorsement deals. However, in this report, we will focus solely on the salaries paid to managers by their clubs. The clubs of these five managers are part of the leading clubs for sports enthusiasts to use the Betway88 football bets, which is offering you a variety of football betting opportunities on daily football matches. Here are the world's top five highest-paid football managers in 2021.
Mauricio Pochettino (PSG) – €11.3 million
Pochettino, the former Tottenham manager, is off to a great start at PSG, where he earns €11.3 million per season, placing him fifth on our list of the world's highest paying football managers.
Despite the fact that it was generally anticipated that the Argentinian would return to the Premier League after his hiatus, PSG was the club to land him. PSG are among the favourites to win the 2020/21 UEFA Champions League.
Zinédine Zidane (Real Madrid) – €12 million
Zinedine Zidane is one of the world's most influential football players and managers. In his brief managerial career, the 1998 World Cup winner has only managed Real Madrid Castilla and Real Madrid (2016-2018 and 2019-), but he has already won La Liga twice and the Champions League three times. He is the fourth highest-paid football boss in Europe, earning €12 million a year.
Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) - €15 million
Diego Simeone is ranked third among the world's highest-paid football managers. The Argentine receives a €15 million annual salary from Atletico Madrid, as well as sponsorship deals.
The 50-year-old took over as manager of the Rojiblancos in 2011 and has been with the club ever since. The former River Plate coach receives roughly 25% more than Zinedine Zidane, but it seems to be money well spent, as Atletico Madrid are Betway88 favourites to win La Liga this season.
José Mourinho (Tottenham Hotspur) – €17.5 million
After leaving Manchester United in December 2018, the Portuguese boss was without a job until he was hired by Tottenham Hotspur in November 2019 after Mauricio Pochettino was fired. The Special One's gross earnings at Spurs were around €16,5 million before his dismissal earlier in the week, plus he has plenty of sponsorship deals.
Compared to most of his peers on this list, the ex-Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Manchester United manager earns a lot of money from sponsorships.
Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – €23 million
Guardiola tops the list as the best-paid manager in European football and in the world, having recently signed a lucrative new contract with the club. The Catalan has won the Champions League twice with Barcelona, three titles with Bayern Munich, and two Premier League titles with Manchester City. City face PSG this year, UCL semifinal, and Betway88 gives you a chance to bet on your pick for the team to proceed to the finals this year.
The iconic Barcelona player is well compensated for his accomplishments and work at the Etihad Stadium, despite the fact that he still has to win the Champions League with the Sky Blues. Guardiola is a worthy but unsurprising top entry on our list of the highest paying football managers in the world, having already established himself as one of the greatest Premier League managers of all time.