Zinedine Zidane to Jurgen Klopp as the top 10 highest-paid coaches in the world

Diego Someone is comfortably the highest-paid manager in world football at Atletico Madrid – but which other top coaches rake in the big bucks?

The Argentinian is head and shoulders above his rivals on just under £37m a year, having been in charge at Atletico since 2011.

During that period, the La Liga giants have won the title once, way back in the 2013/14 season, and they also finished as runners-up in the Champions League that term.

A second Champions League runners-up medal followed in 2016, while they went one better in the Europa League in 2012 and 2018, subsequently clinching the UEFA Super Cup each time that year too.

Elsewhere, Antonio Conte became the best-paid boss ever in Italian football when Inter Milan lured the former Juventus boss to the San Siro a year after his spell with Chelsea came to a sour end.

The 2017 Premier League winner takes home £27m annually.

Conte has certainly been backed by the Inter board, who have spent big money on signing since his appointment, including £74m to take Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United.

In third is Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, who received a little over £24m a year.

The Spaniard is regarded by many as the world’s best manager and has one of the most decorated CVs in football’s modern era.

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During his time with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and City, Guardiola has won two Champions League titles and a staggering eight top-flight league titles since 2008.

Next up in fourth is Jurgen Klopp, whose Liverpool are the current European champions and Premier League leaders.

The German takes home just under £22m annually, while two of football’s most renowned figures from the past two decades are just below him.

Tottenham’s Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane are each on a little under £21m, putting them joint fifth in the standings.

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Prior to his sacking earlier this season at the Nom Camp, Ernesto Valverde was next up on £17.2m at Barcelona.

Eighth, according to the list from France Football, is Fabio Cannavaro at Guangzhou Evergrande in China on less than £13m, while Juventus’ Maurizio Sarri is on fractionally less as he gets a bit more than £12m.

10th is ex-Liverpool and Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez, who also manages in China at Dalian Yifang.

The Spaniard, who won the 2005 Champions League with the Reds, gets a little under £12m.

The ranking of the highest-paid coaches in 2019/2020:

1) Diego Simeone (Atlético de Madrid) €40.5m

2) Antonio Conte (Inter Milan) €30m

3) Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) €27m

4) Jürgen Klopp (Liverpool) €24m

5) José Mourinho (Tottenham) €23m

5) Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) €23m

7) Ernesto Valverde (FC Barcelona) €19m

8) Fabio Cannavaro (Guangzhou Evergrande) €14m

9) Maurizio Sarri (Juventus) €13.5m

10) Rafa Benitez (Dalian Yifang) €13m

  • Liverpool FC
  • Jurgen Klopp
  • Real Madrid FC
  • Manchester City FC
  • Pep Guardiola
  • Inter Milan FC
  • Atletico Madrid FC
  • Jose Mourinho
  • Tottenham Hotspur FC
  • Barcelona FC
  • Juventus FC

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