Wayne Rooney And Nine Other Wealthiest Managers In Football History

Football club managers are the most important part of the team. For every poor performance by the team, the managers are always held responsible.

Currently, football managers are getting paid a fortune more than their players. These managers were formerly players who earned fortunes during their playing careers.

Futballnews brings to you the 10 wealthiest managers in football.

1. Wayne Rooney (£125 million)

The former Manchester United striker disputed the fact that he is the highest-paid manager in the English Championship with £1.5 million in a season.

Although he seems to be supportive of the story talking about the wealth he acquired during his playing career.

At one point in his career at Manchester United, Wayne Rooney was made the highest-paid player with £250,000 in weekly wages.

During his managerial career at Derby County, his salary were halted due to financial crises at the League one club.

When he moved to D.C. United, he was awarded a contract worth £800,000 per year.

2. Diego Simeone (£102 million)

The Argentine is currently the highest paid manager in the World with a salary of £30 million in a year. Recently, he signed a new contract to continue with the Spanish club.

3. Jose Mourinho (£100 million)

The Special One remain a big name in football. The most successful manager in Chelsea history is the third most wealthiest manager in football

When he was at Tottenham Hotspur, it cost Daniel Levy a whopping amount of £15 million to sack the manager.

Manchester United also payed the same figure to sack Jose mourinho. In 2015, when Chelsea parted away from the manager, he was a sum of a sum of £12.5 million.

At AS Roma, the manager get paid £10 million annually. However, it was revealed that the manager is likely to move to Saudi Arabia in future.

This may push the manager into the top as the  wealthiest manager of all time.

4. Pep Guardiola (£100 million)

The Former Bayern Munich manager who has changed the fortunes of Manchester City, Pep Guardiola, has a net worth of £100 million.

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Despite winning the treble for the second time in his managerial career, his net worth haven’t be accumulated to be more than £100 million.

Guardiola currently earns £20 million per year for his success at Manchester City. Since his arrival, Pep Guardiola team had won five Premier League titles in six seasons.

5. Zinedine Zidane (£99 million)

The former Real Madrid midfielder earned a lot as a player. His spells at Real Madrid and Juventus, and other sponsorship deal, made him rich during his footballing career.

He returned to Santiago Bernabeu in 2016-2018 where he won the Champions League and the La Liga title. Zidane also had his second spell as a Real Madrid manager from 2019-2021.

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During his second spell at Real Madrid, Zidane earns a salary worth £10.5 million.

6. Steven Gerrad (£71 million)

The Liverpool legend has already had three jobs as manager. His first job was with Rangers, followed by Aston Villa, and the last one of them is Al-Ettifaq.

In the Saudi Arabia Pro League, the Englishman earns £15 million a year in salary.

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Although he made enough money during his playing career. He was earning £240,000 in his final career at Liverpool.

7. Sir Alex Ferguson (£56 million)

The greatest manager in Premier League history is the 7th wealthiest manager in the world. Sir Alex earned a fortune from football and his love for horses.

In his final years at Manchester United, it was revealed that he was paid more than every other Manchester United player.

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While he was still the manager of Manchester United, he was earning £2 million per year. Ferguson has an eye for business, and he is planning on investing a lot.

8. Carlo Ancelotti (£40 million)

It cost Chelsea £28 million to pay off the Italian for sacking him in 2011. While he was at Real Madrid for his first tenure, Ancelotti was earning a sum of £9.5 million.

It was revealed that Real Madrid are looking forward to giving him an extra two years of his contract. The Brazilian national team is also monitoring Ancelotti’s situation at the club.

9. Jurgen Klopp (£39 million)

The German manager had managed three football clubs throughout his career. He started his career with Mainz, followed by his move to Borussia Dortmund before getting to Liverpool.

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The manager won the Premier League and the Champions League at Liverpool. Koop earns £15 million per year in salary.

It was revealed that he earned an advertisement deal worth £6.7 million.

10. Arsene Wenger (£38 million)

Wenger still remains one of the most respected managers in the Premier League, despite leaving Arsenal in 2018. At the end of his tenure, he was given £8 million.

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Wenger was offered a chance to manage two of the best clubs in Europe – PSG and Real Madrid. He turned down the offer. According to reports, if he had accepted the job from Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Wenger would have been the richest manager in football.


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