Top 10 Highest Paid Football Managers In The World (2023)

Top 10 Highest Paid Football Managers In The World (2023)

Diego Simeone’s salary is quite astonishing. He earns approximately £574k per week, making him the highest-paid manager in the world by some distance.

Football managers have one of the most complicated jobs in the world. They are constantly under pressure to deliver results; no matter the circumstances.

Moreso, they don’t always get the credit when the team is performing well, but are always the first to lose their job when things go wrong.

Which is why elite managers who have proven themselves at the highest level overtime are handsomely paid. Top teams try everything possible to lure the best managers to their club or to keep hold of their own.

In this article, FootballOrbit brings you the top 10 highest paid managers in the world in 2023.

1. Diego Simeone (Athletico Madrid)

¶Weekly: £573,966
¶Monthly: £2,487,187
¶Yearly: £29,846,244

Diego Simeone’s salary is quite astonishing. He earns approximately £574k per week, making him the highest-paid manager in the world by some distance.

In fact, he earns nearly as much as Klopp and Guardiola combined!

El Cholo has made a name for himself in Europe over the last decade, taking Atletico Madrid to new heights since he took over in 2012.

Since he joined Atletico, the Argentinian has won two La Liga titles, the Copa del Rey, the Supercopa de Espana, two Europa League titles and two European Super Cups.

He has also led the team to two Champions League finals in 2014 and 2016, where they were defeated by their city rivals, Real Madrid.

2. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

Pep Guardiola

¶Weekly: £379,263
¶Monthly: £1,643,477
¶Yearly: £19,721,724

Pep Guardiola is the highest paid manager in the Premier League, earning approximately £379k per week.

The Spaniard has transformed Manchester City since taking over in 2016. He has made them the dominant force in England.

Since joining City, Guardiola has led them to 4 Premier League titles, 1 FA Cup and 4 League Cups. He also guided them to the UEFA Champions League final in 2021, losing to Chelsea.

Man City won the Premier League last season.

3. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

¶Weekly: £302,194
¶Monthly: £1,309,508
¶Yearly: £15,714,096

Jurgen Klopp is the third highest paid manager in the world, earning approximately £302k per week at Liverpool.

Klopp has made Liverpool one of the most feared teams in Europe. He also led them to Premier League and Champions League glories, amongst others, since arriving at Anfield.

4. Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus)

Max Allegri, highest-paid football managers

¶Weekly: £217,011
¶Monthly: £940,386
¶Yearly: £11,284,620

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is the highest paid manager in Serie A. He was brought in to rejuvenate the club after bad seasons under Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo.

Allegri himself performed woefully at Juve last season and at the beginning of this season.

But he is now steadying the ship in Turin, despite the club’s off-the-pitch scandals.

5. Thomas Tuchel (Bayern Munich)

Thomas Tuchel. Highest-paid football manager

¶Weekly: £202,815
¶Monthly: £878,965
¶Yearly: £10,547,580

After getting sacked by Chelsea at the beginning of the season due to poor results, Thomas Tuchel has now been appointed at Bayern Munich to replace Julian Nagelsmann.

Bayern will be hoping that Tuchel will be able to replicate the miracle he performed at Chelsea when he led to win the Champions League in 2021, despite being appointed mid-season to replace Frank Lampard.

Despite just recently arriving in Germany, Thomas Tuchel is already the top earner in the Bundesliga. He pockets about £203k per week.

6. Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid)

¶Weekly: £184,561
¶Monthly: £799,767
¶Yearly: £9,597,204

Carlo Ancelotti is the second highest paid manager in La Liga. He earns roughly £185k per week — far behind Diego Simeone who earns almost four times as much.

Ancelotti led Madrid to La Liga, Champions League and Supercopa Espana titles last season and has already won the UEFA Super Cup in 2022/23.

Ancelotti (£184k per week) is 7th on this list and is reportedly earning almost three times more than Barcelona counterpart Xavi Hernandez, who is get approximately £65k per week.

7. Simone Inzaghi (Inter Milan)

Simone Inzaghi, highest-paid football manager

¶Weekly: £168,336
¶Monthly: £729,457
¶Yearly: £8,753,484

The younger brother of AC Milan legend Filippo Inzaghi, Simone Inzaghi distinguished himself as a top manager during his time at Lazio.

Inter Milan appointed him to replace Antonio Conte in 2021 and he almost won the Serie A title in his debut season. His side agonisingly lost the title to rival AC Milan on the final day of the season.

8. Jose Mourinho (AS Roma)

Highest-paid football manager

¶Weekly: £156,167
¶Monthly: £676,726
¶Yearly: £8,120,712

Jose Mourinho is one of the best managers in the world. He has achieved success everywhere he has been.

He was appointed as manager of AS Roma in 2021 and has been reviving the club’s fortunes since.

The Portuguese led the club to its first ever European trophy last season by winning the UEFA Conference League.

Mourinho is the third highest paid manager in Italy, behind Max Allegri and Simone Inzhagi.

9. Xabi Alonso (Bayer Leverkusen)

Xabi Alonso highest-paid football manager

¶Weekly: £84,573
¶Monthly: £366,486
¶Yearly: £4,397,832

Xabi Alonso was one of the best midfielders of his generation, turning out for the likes of Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

After starting his coaching career with the reserve team of Real Sociedad, he was appointed as the new head coach of Bayer Leverkusen in October 2022.

Alonso reinvigorated the team, with his vast experience playing under the best managers helping him in management.

Before the appointment of Thomas Tuchel at Bayern, Xabi Alonso was the highest-paid manager in the Bundesliga — earning almost 85k per week.

10. Niko Kovac (Wolfsburg)

¶Weekly: £67,740
¶Monthly: £293,540
¶Yearly: £3,522,480

After his stint as head coach of the Croatian national team, Niko Kovac went on to manage Eintracht Frankfurt, Bayern Munich and Monaco.

Wolfsburg appointed him as manager on the 24th of May 2022, marking his return to the Bundesliga after three years.