Villarreal boss Unai Emer’s move to Newcastle United manager is rumored to be off. This could mean that he may miss the chance at becoming one of the highest-paid managers in the world.
The Spaniard had reportedly demanded a salary of £7million-a-year to takeover at St. James’ Park and replace former boss Steve Bruce.
According to Financial Sports, this would have made him the joint-seventh highest paid manager in the world. He is now level with Julian Nagelsmann from Bayern Munich.
Antonio Conte, new Tottenham Hotspur manager has been promoted to the top 10. But who else is amongst the top 10 highest-paid managers around the globe?
10. Carlo Ancelotti – £5million
Real Madrid was able to bring Carlo Ancelotti back into the club after he had been in charge for a year and half at Everton.
In the process, they made the Italian the 10th highest-paid manager in world football with an annual salary of £5million.
After returning to the top, he has not lost a league match. His team is now in second place in La Liga. Real Sociedad are ahead with one game.
9. Thomas Tuchel – £5.5million
Reigning European champion manager Thomas Tuchel earns £5.5million-per-year as manager of Chelsea, having been appointed by the club in January.
He was also awarded the UEFA Super Cup by the Blues. They are currently leading the Premier League with 10 matches left.
Additionally, he has an incredible 70% win rate as Chelsea boss. He is also contracted with the club until 2024.
8. Mauricio Pochettino – £6million
Mauricio Pochettino is Tuchel’s replacement at Paris Saint-Germain. He is one spot higher than him.
The Argentine boss earns £500,000 more than Tuchel each year and lifted the Coupe de France in his first season in charge.
Pochettino’s side is one of the favourites for the Champions League win with a team that includes Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
7. Julian Nagelsmann – £7million
Bayern Munich reportedly had to pay just under £22million in order to prize Julian Nagesmann away from their Bundesliga rivals RB Leipzig.
Nagelsmann was named in the summer to replace Hansi Flick who had left the club for Germany manager.
He has made a strong start at his club. They are currently at the top in the Bundesliga with 10 matches remaining.
6. Massimiliano Allegri – £7.5million
Juventus failed to win 10 Serie A titles last year and turned to Massimiliano Allegri, their former manager, to try to reclaim the title from Inter Milan.
Allegri is understood to be earning £7.5million-per-year since returning to the Old Lady but the club have made a stuttering start domestically this season.
They are currently in ninth place after 11 matches.
5. Jurgen Klopp – £9million
The third German head coach in the top 10, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is paid £9million-per-year under his current contract, which expires in 2024.
Klopp indicated that he would leave Liverpool once his contract is up and that he wouldn’t sign new terms to extend the Reds’ stay.
Klopp, who was appointed in 2015 as Liverpool’s manager, has helped them to their sixth Champions League win. This is their first league title for three decades.
4. Jose Mourinho – £11million
Jose Mourinho, Roma manager has been one of the most iconic managers of the past two decades. His spells as manager of Porto and Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid (Mexico), Manchester United (Turkey Hotspur) have all made him one of the most recognizable figures in football.
Spurs relegated Mourinho in April after 11 years of absence. Mourinho then returned to Italy to replace Paulo Fonseca, the Roma manager.
He is reportedly being paid £11million-per-year by the capital club but a recent 6-1 defeat to Norwegian champions Bodo/Glimt has raised doubts over his future.
3. Diego Simeone – £12.5million
Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid’s manager for 10 years, has led the club to two La Liga titles as well as two Europa League victories.
Atleti has been to two Champions League finals. Both were lost to rivals Real.
Simeone’s success as Atletico coach has seen him rewarded financially, as he is understood to earn £12.5million-per-year.
2. Antonio Conte – £13million
After his Tuesday appointment as London club’s new manager, Conte has moved up to second in the Spurs hierarchy.
His reported annual earnings of £13million also make him the second highest-paid manager in the Premier League.
Spurs’ new signing is an Italian player with impressive credentials, including title wins with Chelsea (and Juventus) and Inter’s first season in 11 years.
1. Pep Guardiola – £19.5million
Conte’s annual earnings are still someway short of the world’s highest-paid manager, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola, who earns just shy of £20million.
Manuel Pellegrini was replaced at Etihad Stadium by the Spaniard in 2016. He has had unparalleled success as City manager.
His five seasons as manager have produced three league titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups, along with a maiden Champions League final appearance.