Considering his competition in Roberto Mancini, manager of mega-rich Manchester City, and Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of the highly successful Manchester United, many would not have expected the Frenchman to top England’s list.
Mancini only just sneaks into the international top-ten with £5m a year which is a massive surprise given the wages paid out by City to the likes of Carlos Tevez, while Sir Alex Ferguson comes in at 7th raking with a modest but respectable £6.7m.
In terms of the international scene more predictably Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is the highest paid manager in the world on bringing in £12.3m a year.
The Portugese manager is followed closely by Carlo Ancelotti who was recently appointed manager of PSG, a club definitely not lacking in the financial department.
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The full list reads:
Jose Mourinho (Real Madrid) – £12.3m
Carlo Ancelotti (PSG) – £11.2m
Pep Guardiola (Barcelona) – £8m
Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – £7.5m
Guus Hiddink (Anzhi) – £7.1m
Fabio Capello (Ex-England) – £7.1m
Sir Alex Ferguson (Man Utd) – £6.7m
Dick Advocaat (Russia) – £5.8m
Jose Camacho (China) – £5.1m
Roberto Mancini (Man City) – £5m