Who are the Best Paid Soccer DTs in the World?

We present you the updated ranking with the best paid soccer DTs in the world. Do you think you know who is in the first place?

Pep Guardiola, Jürgen Klopp and Diego Simeone

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LatinAmerican Post | Theoscar Mogollón

Soccer continues to evolve over the years and the importance of its different protagonists is becoming more and more noticeable. The key to success no longer lies only with the players who give their all during the 90 minutes on the pitch, but also with the technical directors, those geniuses who, as if it were a game of chess, must intelligently apply their strategies. Here is the detail of why they are now among the best paid in the world in this sport.

As many fans know, coaches are becoming more and more important in soccer. It is only a matter of detailing that this figure has gone from being unnoticed and always being singled out in defeats, to having a greater media and economic role. It is here that names like José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola stand out above the rest, always with due respect to other legends in the technical direction such as Johan Cruyff or Sir Alex Ferguson.

Given this, at LatinAmerican Post we have compiled a list of the best-paid soccer coaches in the world, according to figures from portals such as Statista and Transfermarkt. It is worth mentioning that outside the top-5 were José Mourinho (AS Roma – €9.2 million), Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United – €9.5 million), Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid – €11 million), Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City – €11.7 million) and Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspurs – €12 million).

5. Massimiliano Allegri

Italy has always had great technical directors throughout its history and Allegri is precisely the most sought-after Italian today. In fact, it was under him that AC Milan won their last league title, and that’s no small fact. His arrival at Juventus in 2014 brought with him a total of 11 titles in five consecutive seasons, which he stopped in 2019. Now, after a sabbatical year, he returns to the Vecchia Signora to try to return it to the top.

Salary: €12.95 million per year gross.

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4. Mauricio Pochettino

The career of the Argentine coach has been on the rise. From his beginnings with Espanyol de Barcelona to later making the leap to the Premier League with Southampton and Tottenham, he now has the difficult mission of leading a star-studded PSG to European glory.appear in his short track record French Super Cup and one French Cup. He still has a long way to go and thus draw conclusions to know if he is really worth his salary.

Salary: €14,3million per year gross.

3. Jürgen Klopp

This is one of the most charismatic managers in the world of soccer. While managing Borussia Dortmund, he rose to fame for his philosophy of play and his 5 titles in seven seasons. In 2015 he landed in Liverpool to revolutionize the team and return it to glory, which he has done with figures such as Sadio Mané and Mohamed Salah. With the English team he already has a Premier League, a Champions League, a European Super Cup and a Club World Cup.

Salary: €17 million per year gross.

2. Pep Guardiola

It is hard to believe that the Catalan coach is not the highest paid in the world after all he has achieved. After implanting his own style at FC Barcelona, ​​Pep continued to preach in other latitudes, achieving almost the same success. Today he has led Manchester City to a privileged position in the Premier League, winning up to 10 titles -and those that are missing-. Of course, the pending account is still to win a Champions League with colors other than the Catalans.

Salary: €23 million per year gross.

1. Diego Simeone

Since arriving at Atlético de Madrid in 2011, El Cholo has revolutionized the Spanish team with his passionate way of watching soccer. And it is that, thanks to him, the rojiblancos have once again become one of the great clubs in Spain, competing with Real Madrid and Barcelona and winning a total of 8 trophies, ranging from La Liga to the Europa League and European Super Cup. For this and more, Simeone is the highest paid technical director in the world.

Salary: €43 million gross per year.

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