Top paid managers in the Premier League

Top paid managers in the Premier League

Football generally has a notion of spoiling the players by providing them the paychecks which they arent worth off. Since the signing of Neymar Jr by Paris St Germain from Barcelona has changed the entire dynamics of the transfer market. Few players are going for  higher fees and are on higher wages in their new clubs. After providing the lofty pay cheques, the clubs are struggling to get rid of them. For example, Manchester United struggled to find the suitor for Alexis Sanchez and on the other hand, Real Madrid are also finding it difficult to ship Gareth Bale from Santiago Bernabeu.

If people have a notion that only players are paid well, it is a wrong one. The managers are also paid heavily in order to operate at the clubs and manage the squads. Diego Simeone, Atletico Madrid manager, is paid a sum of 42 million euros, the highest sum in Europe. It is similar in case of English Premier League too. Higher the reputation of the manager, higher their salaries are. Also, the top clubs pay their manager a certain salary regardless of their credentials. Here are the top 5 paid managers in English Premier League.

#5) Brendan Rodgers (10 million pounds)

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The Leicester City manager, who recently penned the new deal with the Foxes is one of the top 5 paid football managers in the Premier League. The former Red is paid close to 10 million pounds to manager Leicester City. The manager is known for his eye for the talent and luring them to the top flight.

The manager’s salary was doubled in the 2019/20 season owing to his team’s capability to challenge the Merseysiders for the title in the first half of the season. However, the club failed to perform consistently. The team missed out on the top four spot and all eyes will be on him in the ongoing season.

#4) Carlo Ancelotti (11.5 million pounds)

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Everton were in troubled waters and found themselves in the relegation zone under Marco Silva in the previous season. However, the timely appointment of Carlo Ancelotti proved to be a masterstroke for Everton as they not only saved themselves from relegation, but they also finished high in the table.

The wily manager, who earns close to 11.5 million pounds at Goodison Park has signed some really good players. The likes of Allan and James Rodriguez are there in the squad who can bring the glory back to Goodison Park. Can Everton sneak once again into the top six.

#3) Jurgen Klopp (15 million pounds)


The title winning Liverpool manager is third in the list of top 5 paid managers in the Premier League. The manager was appointed back in 2016 and promised to deliver atleast one trophy by the end of 2020. However, he not only kept his promise but also overachieved by winning UEFA Champions League and Premier League too.

Liverpool pays 15 million pounds to their manager and will expect to continue his tremendous form at Anfield. The team was rusty when they faced Leeds on the day 1 which can be a dangerous sign for Jurgen Klopp. Can Klopp retain the PL title in 2021?

#2) Jose Mourinho (15 million pounds)

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One of the brilliant managers of the game, Jose Mourinho is the second highest paid manager in the top-flight with Daniel Levy shelling 15 million pounds to have him at Tottenham. The manager was sacked from Manchester United in the previous season before he was signed from Spurs.

Daniel Levy will expect trophies from Jose Mourinho after the club has invested in two successive windows under the Portuguese tactician. Spurs can end their title drought under Mourinho if no one in the line-up gets involved in a bust-up as that of Pogba and Martial.

#1) Pep Guardiola (20 million pounds)

The Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is the highest paid manager in the Premier League. Manchester City had not only spent on their players but also on their manager too. Cityzens pay 20 million pounds to their manager whose current contract ends at the end of the season.

Pep Guardiola has justified his price tag with two Premier League titles and FA Cups and EFL Cups. However, he has one thing to achieve with the Etihad outfit. Manchester City are yet to progress into the semifinals of the Champions League let alone winning them. Can Pep deliver the trophy this season?