From Pep Guardiola to Zinedine Zidane: Top football coaches and their shocking salaries

Manchester United's new coach Solskjaer put pen to paper on a worth £7.5million-a-year and that has got us thinking that how much football managers do earn. Therefore, here's a list of top football coaches and their salaries. 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United have appointed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as their permanent manager on a three-year contract. 

The 46-year-old Norwegian has guided United to 14 wins in 19 matches in all competitions as caretaker boss since replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho in December. 

As per the media reports, Solskjaer has put pen to paper on a worth £7.5million-a-year.  

If it's true, the amount will be a fraction of Mourinho's £15million salary he earned during his tenure.  


Ernesto Valverde

Ernesto Valverde is a Spanish footballer who used to play as a forward. He is now the head coach of a La Liga team, Barcelona. 

He replaced Luis Enrique and was appointed as Barcelona's new manager on May 29, 2017. 

In February 2019, agreed to a one-year contract extension with Barcelona, ending speculation that he could walk away from the club in the summer. 

As per the reports, Valverde's gross salary at Barca is €24 million per year, i.e. €2 million per month. 

While some French media reported that Valverde's annual salary €15 million. 


Maurizio Sarri

On 14 July 2018, Maurizio Sarri replaced Antonio Conte as the head coach of Premier League club, Chelsea. 

Sarri never played football professionally but took part as an amateur central defender and coach while working as a banker. 

The media reports claimed that the Italian will earn around €6 million-a-year at Chelsea across a three-year contract. 


Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola, former Spanish professional football player, is the current head coach of Premier League club Manchester City. 

Guardiola is considered to be one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time. 

On February 1, 2016, Manchester City signed Guardiola on a three-year contract and as per the media reports, his initial contract was reportedly worth in excess of €20 million a year. 


Niko Kovac

The former Croatian footballer Niko Kovac succeeded Jupp Heynckes as manager of Bayern Munich on April 13, 2018, with a three-year contract lasting until 30 June 2021. 

Kovac was skipper of the Croatian team until his retirement in 2009. 

German media has claimed that Kovac signed a rich contract with the Bundesliga club and became the highest paid Croatian coach in Europe of all time.

As per the reports, he earns between five and six million euro. 


Unai Emery

Unai Emery is a former Spanish football manager and former player. He entered into coaching after retiring in 2004. 

On 23 May 2018, Emery replaced legendary coach Arsene Wenger and was appointed as the new head coach of Arsenal. 

Emery agreed to a two-year deal with the club. 

According to media reports, Emery has signed a £6million-a-year deal with the Gunners. 


Jurgen Klopp

On October 8, 2015, Jurgen Klopp was appointed as the Liverpool manager replacing Brendan Rodgers. 

He agreed to a three-year deal and on in 2016, Klopp and his coaching staff signed six-year extensions to their deals keeping them at Liverpool until 2022. 

As per media reports, Klopp's annual salary is €14 million. 


Diego Simeone

Diego Simeone was appointed as Atletico Madrid coach on December 23, 2011. 

Simeone, who had succeeded Gregorio Manzano as Atletico coach, extended his contract in 2017 with Atletico for two more years, until June 2020. 

In February 2019, he further extended his contract at Atletico Madrid which will keep him at the Wanda Metropolitano until 2022. 

As per the media reports, Simeone's new salary has made him the club's highest earner, surpassing even the salary paid to star French striker Antoine Griezmann. 

Griezmann is behind only Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, earning a reported €3.3m per month. 


Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane returned to Real Madrid after he replaced the sacked Santiago Solari as a coach in March 2019. 

Zidane has been given a contract until June 2022, just nine months after he resigned at the end of last season, having led Madrid to a historic third consecutive Champions League triumph. 

Quoting the media reports, Zizou's basic annual salary is €12 million at Real Madrid, following his return to the Santiago Bernabeu. 


Marcello Lippi

Marcello Lippi, former Italian professional football player and football manager, is the current the head coach of China national football team. 

Lippi was appointed as the manager of the China national team on October 22, 2016. 

He also served as Italian national team head coach from 2004 to 2006 and led Italy to win the 2006 FIFA World Cup. 

Lippi's reported salary is €23 million per year that makes him the highest-paid manager in the world. 


Massimiliano Allegri

Former Italian Massimiliano Allegri is the current head coach of Serie A club Juventus. He replaced Antonio Conte. 

Allegri was appointed as the coach of Juventus on July 2014. 

The media reported that Allegri earns €13 million per year.