A football match is not won on the pitch. The match is won through meticulous tactical planning in the boardroom and managers are given the responsibilities to carve a game winning formation. So, how well are they paid to win games? Here, we inspect the handful number of them who’ve accumulated a large fortune because of their managerial prowess.
Fabio Capello has had quite a career so far. The current manager of Russia has a net worth of $70 million. The man has won 4 Serie A titles with AC Milan, and 2 La Liga titles with Real Madrid. The man reportedly earns $10.84 million annually for his managerial services.
Possibly the greatest manager of all time, Sir Alex Ferguson has a net worth of $48 million. The man is a legendary figure at Manchester United .He helped the club win 38 trophies before calling it quits in 2013. He was at the club for 26 and-a-half years. His finest moment in the hot seat came in 1999 when he guided the club towards the treble.
Roy Keane is recognized more for his footballing skills than his managerial techniques. The feisty retired footballer has a net worth of $44 million. The man’s managerial stints have taken him to Sunderland and Ipswich Town. So far, he hasn’t achieved any major trophy as a manager.
Carlo Ancelotti is renowned for his eyebrows and his managerial exploits. The tactical genius has a net worth of $43 million and he has managed several big clubs over the years. He has been at the helm at Reggina, Parma, Juventus, Milan, Chelsea, PSG and Real Madrid. He recently led Real Madrid to their 10th Champions league trophy, a trophy that had eluded them since 2002.
Pep Guardiola has a net worth of $42 million and is mostly known for preaching the tiki taka brand of football. He is also credited to making Messi the footballer he is today. His managerial career at Barcelona brought him unprecedented success. He won 3 La Liga titles and 2 Champions League titles at the club. Currently, he serves as the manager of another European powerhouse, Bayern Munich. The man reportedly commands a salary of $24.63 million annually.
Arsene Wenger has a fortune amounting to $39 million and he has been at Arsenal forever. He will be forever immortalized for formulating a team that won the Premier League without a single defeat. His team achieved the unbelievable feat in the 2003/2004 season. Currently, he earns around $11.47 million in a year.
The Italian has a net worth of $30.2 million. He had a decent career as a football player before taking the managerial route. Marcello Lippi’s defining and glorious moment came when he guided Italy to their 4th World Cup victory. Besides the World Cup, he has also wrapped his arms around 5 Serie A titles, 1 Champions League and 1 European Supercup. The man currently earns around $13.88 million annually for his services at Chinese outfit Guangzhou Evergrande.
Self proclaimed The Special One, Jose Mourinho has a net worth of $22 million. The media favorite has tasted immense success at club level. He has had successful stints at FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, and Real Madrid. The man has won 2 Champions League trophies, 2 Premier league titles, 1 Serie A title and 1 La Liga. At the moment, Jose Mourinho manages Chelsea FC and they pay him $13.93 million annually for his services.
Luiz Felipe Scolari has a net worth of $20 million and is the Brazil football team’s coach at the moment. After Brazil’s humiliating loss at the hands of Germany in the recent World Cup semi final, there have been immense pressures from all fronts for him to stand down. People shouldn’t forget that the able manager helped Brazil win its 5th World Cup title in 2002.
Boasting of a net worth of around $16.5 million, Roy Hodgson rounds off the list of Top 10 richest managers in the world. The current England manager has managed several clubs over the years. Some of them are West Bromwich Albion, Liverpool FC, Inter Milan, Blackburn Rovers, Udinese and Fulham.