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 €3.33m per month, making him the highest-paid manager in the world by some distance.

Updated: January 2, 2023.

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.

NB: The calculation is on monthly basis.

1. Diego Simeone (Athletico Madrid — €3.33m)

Diego Simeone’s salary is quite astonishing. He earns €3.33m per month, 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 — €1.89m)

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola is the highest paid manager in the Premier League, earning €1.89m per month.

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.

3. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool — €1.49m)

Jurgen Klopp is the third highest paid manager in the world, earning €1.49m per month at Liverpool.

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

4. Antonio Conte (Tottenham — €1.49m)

Tottenham manager Antonio Conte earns the same amount as Klopp (€1.49m).

After his successful spells at Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan, Tottenham appointed him last season and he quickly changed the club’s fortunes.

Spurs were in bad form before Conte’s arrival but he managed to secure them Champions League qualification.

Furthermore, Tottenham have significantly improved under him and look ready to challenge the likes of Man City, Liverpool and Chelsea.

5. Maximilliano Allegri (Juventus — €1.17m)

Juventus manager Maximilliano 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 the club will be hoping for a turnaround this season.

6. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City — €983k)

Brendan Rodgers established himself as a reputable manager during his time at Watford, Swansea, Liverpool, Celtic and now Leicester City.

Rodgers’ teams always play attractive football; keeping possession of the ball and playing a flowing passing and attacking game with the ball always moving. Defensively, he likes his team to put a lot of pressure on the opposing team.

7. Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid — €910k)

Carlo Ancelotti is the second highest paid manager in La Liga. He earns €910 per month — 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.

8. Jose Mourinho (AS Roma — €770k)

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.

9. Julien Nagelsmann (Bayern Munich — €666k)

Julien Nagelsmann

Julien Nagelsmann made a name for himself as one best young football managers in the world during his time at Hoffenheim and RB Leipzig.

He was appointed as Bayern Munich’s manager in 2021 and led them to the Bundesliga title in his first season.

Still just 35 years old, Nagelsmann has a bright career ahead of him.

10. Simone Inzhagi (Inter Milan — €620k)

Simone Inzaghi

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

Inter Milan appointed him to replace Antonio Conte last summer 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.

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