The amount of wealth of famous sports heroes is no secret to the public. Compared to them, their coaches are earning only a percentage of what they do, yet their earning are nothing to frown about. Let’s explore the five highest paid coaches in the world. Not really coming as any surprise, they all have the name of a soccer club behind their names.
Number one on the list as the highest paid coach in the world, Simeone is standing on 44.5 million euros. Simeone or Cholo as his coach nicknamed him at the age of 14 due to the energy in his play which reminded coach Victorio Spinetto to the same style which Carmelo Simeone (no relation at all) displayed. He had a successful career playing for the Argentinian National team until 2002 as well as for various clubs including Atlético Madrid, the same club which he has been managing since 2011. During the 1998 World Cup against England, Simeone simulated an injury from a kick by England’s David Beckham to get Beckham sent off the field. This is the result of a healthy ever existing rivalry between Argentina and England.
This Portuguese professional coach is second in the ranks of the highest paid coaches with 31 million euros. He used to coach Manchester United until being sacked by them at the end of 2018 after an incident between him and Marco Ianni, a Chelsea coach. It occurred after Chelsea scored a goal and Ianni was in Mourinho’s face showing off their goal. This led to Mourinho retaliating and chasing Ianni into the tunnel where security had to resolve the matter. The Chelsea crowds were displeased although Mourinho brought them success before moving to Man United.
25.5 million euros bring Henry into third place. The French man was recently relieved from his duties as manager of the Ligue 1 club, Monaco. He has a long history with Monaco making his debut there in 1994. Henry is considered as one of the world best strikers ever. In both 2003 and 2004 during the FIFA World Player of the Year Awards, he made it to the runner-up.
Guardiola has been in his position at Manchester City since 2016, and 24.1 million euros leaves him fourth on the list. During his playing career, this Spaniard played for Spain and Catalonia, and since he started his career as team manager, he was employed by Barcelona and Bayern Munich before Manchester City.
During his playing career, the Spaniard played in the position of forward. Currently, he is the manager of Barcelona since 2017 and is ranked fifth on the list at 23 million euros. During his playing career, he played once for the national team of Spain and spent a mere 20 minutes in the game. This was during a UEFA Euro 1992 qualifier against Iceland. Spain won 2-1.