The football season in Europe and indeed many parts of the World is coming to the end. The focus is set to shift from League entertainment to Russia World Cup showdown set to kickoff in June. However, Serie A, FA Cup, and UEFA Champions League must be decided first. Today, we want to turn our attention to Coaches who make it happen in different countries around the World. The area of concentration is their annual wages. France Football has released shocking figures regarding coaches and their pay and we want to reveal to you the five best-paid tacticians globally today.
5. Pep Guardiola- £17.5 Million
Manchester City boss is paid £5.5 million less than his cross-town rival Jose Mourinho. In fact, the Spaniard is fifth in a list that also includes Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid bosses Zidane and Simeone. The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss will pocket £17.5 Million at the end of the season. He delivered Premier League and League Cup double in his second season in charge at Etihad.
4. Zinedine Zidane- £18 Million
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane will be shocked to learn that his cross-town rival Diego Simeone of Atletico Madrid earns more than him. The Los Blancos won five trophies in 2017 alone. The legendary midfielder also achieved what many great Coaches have failed over the years by defending the Champions League crown. He is looking to win it for the third time this season but he is still earning one million less than Simeone despite zero success for the Argentine in the same period.
3. Diego Simeone – £19 Million
Atletico Madrid must beat Arsenal to reach UEFA Europa League final after a poor show in Champions League this season. The Argentine has done well in La Liga this season although some might say they took advantage of Real Madrid poor start to the season. They look like they will finish second this year. If they can add a Europa League trophy, it will be a great season in the brand new Wanda Metropolitano. He should win something to justify why he should continue earning £19 million per season.