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Current Top 10 Highest Paid Professional Soccer Coaches

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Current Top 10 Highest Paid Professional Soccer Coaches


Most of the boys have a dream of playing soccer professionally or some may know it as football. Professional soccer has become one of the most popular sports in the world. A head coach of a football team requires extensive experience and a winning record so he can be entitled toa high pay.  Let’s take a look at the current top 10 highest paid coaches in the world of professional soccer/football league.

 

10. Arsène Wenger

 

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Arsène Wenger was born on October 22, 1949 and is a French football manager who is currently head coach of the English Premier League side Arsenal. He earns €4.8 million. He is the club’s longest-serving manager and, having led Arsenal to 11 trophies since 1996, he is Arsenal’s most successful manager in terms of major titles won. He has faced criticism for sticking closely to his principles, and football pundits have questioned his ambition to win trophies in recent years.

 

9. Guus Hiddink

 

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Guus Hiddink was born on November 8, 1946. He is a Dutch football manager and former player. He earns €5.0 million. He is currently the manager of the Russian side FC Anzhi Makhachkala. He is considered to be one of the best managers of his generation and was the best-paid coach in international football in 2009. His achievements include winning the European treble with PSV Eindhoven; taking both the Netherlands and South Korea to a fourth place finish in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and 2002 FIFA World Cup respectively; leading Australia to their best ever finish in the 2006 FIFA World Cup; leading Russia to the semi-finals of Euro 2008, Russia’s best performance since the breakup of the Soviet Union; and leading Chelsea to an FA Cup win against Everton in 2009. Hiddink has also previously managed Fenerbahçe, Valencia, and Real Madrid.

 

8. Louis van Gaal

 

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Louis van Gaal was born on August 8, 1951 is a Dutch football manager who is the current manager of the Dutch national team. He earns €5.2 million. He was formerly coach for Ajax, Barcelona, AZ and Bayern Munich. Before his career as coach, Van Gaal played as a midfielder for Royal Antwerp, Telstar, Sparta Rotterdam and AZ. Van Gaal is also a fully qualified gymnastics teacher, and has worked as such at high-schools during various stages of his career as a semi-professional football-player.As a coach he is known as a slow starter who frequently finds his players needing ample time to grasp his tactics and intent of play. Generally his teams gather results in the second or third season under his coaching, an exception being the 2009–10 season when he grasped the German Bundesliga title and lost the UEFA Champions League final with FC Bayern Munich.

 

7. Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti

 

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Manuel Luis Pellegrini Ripamonti was born on September 16,1953 is a Chilean manager and former footballer. He earns €5.5 million. His current club is La Liga side Málaga CF.As a coach, he has managed teams mostly in Spain, Argentina, and Chile. San Lorenzo de Almagro obtained their first international title while Pellegrini was manager. He started coaching Universidad de Chile during the 1988 season, in which the team was relegated to Second Division.In 1993, he became coach of Universidad Catolica, one of the most popular football clubs from Chile, where he had an amazing team with players such as Alberto Acosta and Nestor Gorosito, but he could only finish as runner-up during 1994 and 1995 seasons. Pellegrini coached Ecuadorian club LDU Quito to a national title in 1999, starting a tradition of coaches that followed him to the Ecuadorian team. He had a good presentation in Copa Libertadores with the team that put him in the eye of GMs of other South American teams

 

6. Carlo Michelangelo Ancelotti

 

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Carlo Michelangelo Ancelotti was born on  June 10,1959 is an Italian football manager, and the current manager of Paris Saint-Germain in the FrenchLigue 1. He earns€6.0 million. Nicknamed Carletto, Ancelotti played as a midfielder and had a successful career with Roma – captaining the team – with whom he won one Scudetto and four Coppa Italia honors and was part of the legendary late 1980s Milan team with whom he won two Scudetti and two European Cups in a five-year period. He was capped 26 times and scored one goal for the Italian national team and appeared at the 1986 and 1990 World Cups. After spells as manager of Reggiana, Parma and Juventus, Ancelotti was appointed Milan manager in 2001. They were also Serie A and Champions League runner-ups in 2005. He is one of six men to have won the European Cup/Champions League as player and manager.

 

5. Roberto Mancini

 

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Roberto Mancini was born on November 27 1964 is an Italian former football player and current manager of Premier League club Manchester City. He earns €6.0 million As a player Mancini was best known for his time at Sampdoria, where he played more than 550 matches, and helped them win the Serie A league title, four Coppa Italias and the Cup Winners Cup, while being capped 36 times by Italy. As a player, he gained a penchant for becoming a future manager and would often give team talks at half-time and ultimately became an assistant to Sven-Göran Eriksson at Lazio near the end of his playing career. After his retirement, Mancini embarked on a successful managerial career. In the 2011–12 season, Mancini guided Manchester City to the club’s first league title in 44 years, in an enthralling last day of the season, winning 3–2, with two goals in injury time in what was called “the best match of the best last day of the season in English football history”.

 

4. Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson

 

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Sir Alexander Chapman “Alex” Ferguson is a Scottish football manager and former player who has managed Manchester United since 1986. He earns €7.0 million. His tenure has seen the club go through an era of success both in England and in Europe, giving Ferguson a reputation as one of the most admired and respected managers in the history of the game. He is the longest serving manager of Manchester United in their history after overtaking Sir Matt Dusby’s record on December 19, 2010. Ferguson previously managed East Stirlingshire and St. Mirren, before a highly successful period as manager of Aberdeen. After a brief stint as manager of the Scotland national team following the death of Jock Stein, he was appointed manager of Manchester United in November 1986. His tenure is also the longest of all the current League managers. During this time, Ferguson has won many awards and holds many records including winning Manager of the Year most times in British football history. In 2008, he became the third British manager to win the European Cup on more than one occasion, after Brian Clough and Bob Paisley.

 

3. Fabio Capello

 

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Fabio Capello was on born June 18, 1946 and is an Italian football manager and former professional footballer who is currently the manager of the Russian national team. He earns€11.0 million. He played as a midfielder and won several trophies during his career which lasted over 15 years. He won the Coppa Italia with Roma in 1969. He was most successful with Juventus, winning three Serie A in 1972, 1973, and 1975. With Milan he won the Coppa Italia again in 1977 and also won another Serie A in 1979. Capello also played for Italy during his career and amassed 32 caps, scoring eight goals as well. As a manager. In his first five seasons as a manager he won four Serie A titles with Milan, where he also won the 1993–94 UEFA Champions League, defeating Barcelona 4–0 in a memorable final. He then spent a year at Real Madrid, where he won the La Liga title at his first attempt, and in 2001 led Roma to their first league title in 18 years. Overall he has won a major league championship in seven of his 16 seasons as a coach.

 

2. José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix

 

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José Mário dos Santos Mourinho Félix, OIH, or simply José Mourinho was born 26 January 1963, is a Portuguese football manager, currently the head coach of Real Madrid. He earns€11.0 million He is commonly known as “The Special One”.Mourinho is regarded by some players, coaches, and critics as one of the best football coaches of all time. Mourinho started out as a player and eventually switched to management. One of the first controversial episodes involving José Mourinho occurred during April 2001 while the Portuguese manager was taking over the realms at União de Leiria. Mourinho and Leiria’s experienced former manager Manuel José were exchanging accusations regarding their post at the club. The event was highly publicized in the Portuguese media with Manuel José challenging Mourinho of besting the fifth place União de Leiria were lying when he was replaced.

 

1. Luiz Felipe Scolari

 

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Luiz Felipe Scolari is a European Portuguese. He is also known as Felipão in Brazil and internationally as Big Phil, is a World Cup-winning Brazilian football manager. He earns€16.6 million. Scolari was born in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul. He currently manages the Brazilian team. Scolari followed in the footsteps of his father Benjamin, who was also a Brazilian professional footballer. He also served as the manager of the Portuguese national team from 12 July 2003 to 30 June 2008. As Portugal’s manager, he led them to the UEFA Euro 2004 Final, which they lost 1–0 to Greece in an upset, as well as leading them to a fourth place in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. He was succeeded by Carlos Queiroz on 5 July 2008. His playing career encompassed spells with Caxias, Juventude, Novo Hamburgo, and CSA, and often captained his sides.

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