Pep Guardiola is already the highest-earning football manager in the world with his €16 million pay packet with Bayern Munich. However, Pep will receive a €3.5 million pay rise as he aims for European glory with Manchester City.
The next Manchester City boss will earn a reported £15 million-a-year when he replaces Manuel Pellegrini at the start of the 2016/17 season.
Jose Mourinho’s mammoth wages before getting sacked at Chelsea in December were the closest managerial wages to the Bayern Munich boss.
‘The Special One’ was earning £8.7 million-a-year at Chelsea, £400,000 more than Arsene Wenger.
Red Devils’ manager Louis van Gaal, who survives another week at Old Trafford (Thanks to his team’s amazing performance against Stoke City) is in fourth place, earning £7.3 million-a-year at Manchester United.
Highest earning managers in world football (per year)
8. Laurent Blanc, PSG – £5.1million
7. Luis Enrique, Barcelona – £5.7m
6. Sven-Goran Eriksson, Shanghai SIPG – £5.9m
5. Andre Villas-Boas, Zenit – £6.25m
4. Louis van Gaal, Manchester United – £7.3m
3. Arsene Wenger, Arsenal – £8.3m
2. Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool – £10.6m
1. Pep Guardiola, Manchester City – £15m
Pep won’t just become the highest earning football manager, but he’ll also earn more in wages than any other player in the Premier League.
His staggering new contract will see his wages surpass not only his own players among the City squad, but also the wages of Premier League’s current highest earner, Wayne Rooney.
At present, Rooney earns an unrivalled £260,000-a-week, totalling a welcome fee of £13.52m-a-year before tax reductions.
Sergio Aguero and Yaya Toure are the joint-highest paid players in the Man City squad, with both earning a reported £240,000-a-week, £1 million-a-year less than Wayne Rooney’s annual salary.