How much do the technical directors of Latin American soccer earn?

Guess Pekerman's, Tite's, and Sampaoli's annual salaries

How much do the technical directors of Latin American soccer earn?

Soccer is not just a sport, it is also a business. A very lucrative one for those who make a living off it. It is not only players, coaches and senior officials of continental federations also receive high amounts of money for doing their job.

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Have you ever wondered how much money football officials and technical directors receive in Latin America?

Alejandro Rodriguez, a Paraguayan businessman and current president of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), receives an annual salary of about 828,000 dollars, not including travel expenses, according to what was exclusively reported by the newspaper ABC Color.

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However, this amount is much lower than what the directors of Liga MX receive, one of the ones that receives the highest income in the entire American continent. In that sense, Brazilian nationalized Ricardo Ferretti, who has worked as technical director since 1991 in several teams in this league, receives a salary of 3.8 million dollars a year as DT of the UANL Tigers. Tuca Ferretti's salary is even higher than that of CONCACAF president, the Canadian Víctor Montagliani, who received just over 2 million dollars in 2017, surpassing, even, what was perceived by the president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, who earned 1 million 500 thousand dollars in 2016, according to the last report published last year by the governing body of world football to comply with the principle of transparency.

Tite, the highest paid technician in Latin America

National coaches are not far behind in terms of the money they receive for directing a national team, especially if that squad qualified for the final phase of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

According to Registered Marketing, the Brazil coach, Tite, is the highest paid technical director in Latin America, with an annual salary of 4.2 million dollars. the DT is, along with the French Didier Deschamps, the second best paid of the technicians who will go to the world cup of Russia 2018, only surpassed by the German Joachim Low, who charges 3.85 million euros, about 4.7 million dollars.

In the top ten are also the Argentina coach, Jorge Sampaoli, who receives a salary of 1.8 million euros a year (2 million 196 dollars) and is located in the ninth position, while in the tenth position, Óscar Tabárez, from Uruguay, receives 1.7 million euros per year (just over 2 million dollars).

For his part the Argentine Néstor Pekerman, current technical director of Colombia, receives an annual salary of 1.5 million euros, equivalent to 1 million 830 thousand dollars, ranking 12th in the list, while his countryman Ricardo Gareca , technician of Peru, is position 15 with 1.15 million euros, that is, 1 million 403 thousand dollars.

The coach of Mexico, Juan Carlos Osorio, is in 16th place on the list with 1 million 281 thousand dollars a year, while Óscar Ramírez, DT of Costa Rica, occupies the last place on the World Cup list with a salary of 350 thousand euros, about 427 thousand dollars.


Latin American Post | José Leonardo Olavarría Vera

Translated from "¿Cuánto ganan los directores técnicos del fútbol latinoamericano?"