Top Soccer Coaches Salaries

Just how much do the top soccer/football coaches or managers make. Below is a quick run down of some of the best soccer coaches in the world and how much that make each year. Sometimes there are coaching roles that can last a few years or a few months, it’s a tough and pressure filled job – fans and owners demand the best teams win games and if you don’t then they’ll try to find a new manager to fill the role.

What’s interesting is the perhaps the best coach in world soccer, Jurgen Klopp, isn’t making as much money as he probably should considering how well Liverpool have done since he took over.

European Soccer/Football Leagues

  • Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool: $4.5 million per year.
  • Zidane at Real Madrid: $13 million per year.
  • Jose Mourinho at Inter Milan: $25 million a year for three years (with incentives).
  • Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea: $10.63 million a year for three years.
  • Sir Alex Ferguson at Man United $6 million per year; rolling contract
  • Manuel Pellegrini at Real Madrid $5.6 million per year; one year deal
  • David Moyes at Everton $5.26 million per year; through 2013
  • Juande Ramos while at Tottenham $5.75 per year; left with $2.79 million
  • Arsene Wenger at Arsenal $6.6 million; three year deal (Real Madrid reportedly offered him $9.6 million per year and $165 million to spend on players)
  • Rafa Benitez at Liverpool $4 million; with a contract until 2010
  • Pep Guardiola at Barcelona $2 million; two year contract (incentives put him to $4 million. Here’s the breakdown: $709,500 for top four finish, $851,400 for league title, $567,600 for winning the Copa Del Rey, and $1.4 million Champions League title)
  • Mark Hughes at Manchester City $3.28 million per year; three year contract
  • Steve Bruce at Sunderland $4.8 million per year; three year deal; Wigan was paid a $5 million compensation fee
  • Harry Redknapp while at Portsmouth $4.9 million per year
  • Roy Keane while at Sunderland $4.9 million per year
  • Alan Curbishley while at West Ham $3.2 million per year
  • Alex McLeish while at Birmingham $2.6 million per year
  • Steve Bruce while at Wigan $2.6 million per year
  • Steve Coppell while at Reading $2.5 million per year
  • Paul Jewell while at Derby $1.6 million per year
  • Sven-Goran Eriksson, ex-England, $6.5 million per year
  • Ottmar Hitzfeld, ex-Bayern Munich, $3.6 million per year
  • Fabio Capello, ex-Juventus, $3.6 million per year
  • Jurgen Klinsmann, ex-Germany, $3.4 million per year
  • Claudio Ranieri, ex-Valencia, $3.1 million per year
  • Alberto Zaccheroni, ex-Internazionale, $2.6 million per year

Football Daily have counted down the top 10 highest paid managers in football. Are there any surprises in this list?

Major League Soccer

  • Sigi Schmid Seattle Sounders FC $500,000 per year; three year deal
  • Ruud Gullit while at LA Galaxy $1.3 million; three-year contract
  • Dominic Kinnear at Houston Dynamo $250,000
  • Frank Yallop at San Jose Earthquakes $210,000