Soccer’s Highest-Paid Coaches (part 1)

We all know that soccer players make millions of dollar a year. But what about their coaches who train them and lead the whole team. Have you ever wonder how much a soccer coach make? Could they possibly make as much as soccer players?

In this article, let’s find out together who are the ten highest-paid soccer coaches and how much they make.

The ten coaches listed here make an average $11.3 million per year. They come from six different countries, though the majority play in the world’s top European leagues. Three of them work for the English Premier League, while two compete in La Liga and another two in the Bundesliga. The remaining three coach work in Portugal, China and Russia.

Pep Guardiola

Team coach of Bayern Munich

Salary: $24 million

Previously, Guardiola worked in Barcelona for four seasons, becoming the team’s most decorated coach in history with three La Liga titles and two Champions League titles, among other honors. He is currently the top-paid coach working with Bayern Munich for the 2013-14 season and leading the team won its second straight Bundesliga title, although they were defeated by Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final. Guardiola.

Jose Mourinho

Team coach of Chelsea

Salary: $17 million

Mourinho used to work with Chelsea from 2004 to 2008, then he left for Inter Milan. Currently, he comes back and in the first year with Chelsea squad. He is considered as one of the greatest soccer managers of all time, who has collected a load of coaching honors including chance to collect his third career Premier League title when entering the final week of the 2013-14 English Premier League season.

Marcello Lippi

Team coach of Guangzhou Evergrande

Salary: $14 million

For most of his career, the 66-year-old Italian coach work teams of his national coutry like Inter Milan, Napoli, Juventus, and Italian national team, which won a FIFA World Cup in 2006. However, after the big defeat in the 2010 World Cup, Lippi left the national team then he left Italy for his current job in the Chinese Super League in 2012. In China, Lippi led Guangzhou Evergrande to a league title and a win in the Chinese FA Cup in his very first season.

Fabio Capello

Team coach of Russia

Salary: $13 million

Top 4 of the world’s top-paid national coach is Capello who formerly achieved great success with numerous European clubs like Juventus, AC Milan, AS Roma, and Real Madrid. Like Lippi, he had disappointing performances in the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012 which led his way to Russia. Despite controversy because the Russian Football Union is reportedly heavily in debt and overspending its budget, they are willing to spend big to have Capello as the national team coach.

Carlo Ancelotti

Team coach of Real Madrid

Salary: $10.5 million

Real Madrid has has gone through ten different managers in the last decade. Still they are willing to spend over $6 million just to release Ancelotti from his former contract with Paris Saint-Germain. Ancelotti who has been working in Madrid since July 2013, got a vote of confidence thanks to the team’s run to the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.