Who Are The Highest Paid Managers At The Ongoing FIFA World Cup?

Football managers are the real masterminds of every triumph. But they don’t get the deserved recognition for their work. However, the story has changed in the modern era. In addition to the footballers enjoying a huge boost in their earnings, managers have also benefited from the cash injection into the game. Especially the ones that are managing teams in the biggest competitions like the World Cup 2022.
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It is true that international team managers don’t make as much as club managers, but especially at mega events like the World Cup, some managers make a good chunk of money,which is why we’re gonna take a look at the highest earners at the currently ongoing FIFA World Cup.

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Fernando Santos (Portugal) – $2.25 million

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The Euro 2016 winning manager is one of the most successful coaches to ever lead the Portugal national team. The Portuguese team has transitioned into one of the world’s best and his big pay contract is totally understandable. Santos, however, has been under a lot of pressure after a lacklustre performance at Euro 2020 and will be looking to prove himself at the World Cup.

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Germany boss Hansi Flick with an annual pay of €6.5 million and England’s Gareth Southgate who earns about €5.8 million per year take home the biggest pay cheques.

French manager Didier Deschamps is also amongst the best paids managers in the world, with earnings of €3.8 million annually.

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Best Paid Head Coaches in 2022 FIFA World Cup

  1. Hans-Dieter Flick (GERMANY) – €6,500,000
  2. Gareth Southgate (ENGLAND) – €5,800,000
  3. Didier Deschamps (FRANCE) – €3,800,000
  4. Tite (BRAZIL) – €3,600,000
  5. Louis van Gaal (NETHERLANDS) – €2,900,000
  6. Gerardo Martino (MEXICO) – €2,900,000
  7. Lionel Scaloni (ARGENTINA) – €2,600,000
  8. Félix Sanchez Bas (QATAR) – €2,400,000
  9. Fernando Santos (PORTUGAL) – €2,250,000
  10. Murat Yakın (SWITZERLAND) – €1,600,000
  11. Paulo Bento (SOUTH KOREA) – €1,300,000
  12. Graham Arnold (AUSTRALIA) – €1,300,000
  13. Gregg Berhalter (USA) – €1,250,000
  14. Roberto Martínez (BELGIUM) – €1,200,000
  15. Kasper Hjulmand (DENMARK) – €1,150,000
  16. Luis Enrique (SPAIN) – €1,150,000
  17. Hervé Renard (SAUDI ARABIA) – €1,100,000
  18. Hajime Moriyasu (JAPAN) – €1,050,000
  19. Vahid Halilhodžić (MAROCCO) – €920,000
  20. Diego Alonso (URUGUAY) – €860,000
  21. Gustavo J. Alfaro (ECUADOR) – €770,000
  22. Dragan Stojković (SERBIA) – €650,000
  23. Dragan Skočić (IRAN) – €650,000
  24. Zlatko Dalić (CROATIA) – €550,000
  25. Czesław Michniewicz (POLAND) – €500,000
  26. John Herdman (CANADA) – €480,000
  27. Chris Hughton (GHANA) – €400,000
  28. Rob Page (WALES) – €380,000
  29. Luis F. Suárez (COSTA RICA) – €350,000
  30. Rigobert Song (CAMEROON) – €340,000
  31. Aliou Cissé (SENEGAL) – €310,000
  32. Jalel Kadri (TUNISIA) – €130,000

Source: Finance Football research

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