The Premier League’s highest-earning managers REVEALED!
The issue of player wages is frequently used as stick to beat under-performing stars and preening prima donnas, but is hardly mentioned when in relation to a manager’s performance in the hot seat.Well, that could be about to change after the League Managers Association published a report on the state of coaching in English football, which revealed the various pay thresholds of bosses up and down the football pyramid.However, perhaps the most interesting figure surrounded top flight managers, who earn on average a mammoth £3m-a-year, but who are the highest individual earners?Click the arrow to see who the top five earning Premier League managers are. 3. Arsene Wenger – Arsenal – £6.89m-a-year – Click the arrow for more – The Premier Leagues most experienced boss, Arsene Wenger changed the culture of football in England when he arrived at Arsenal in 1996 and has since become woven into the fabric of the club. That longevity has also resulted in bumper salary, although given his delivery of just one trophy over the past eight seasons asks questions of his high earnings. 5 5 5 5 5 4. Manuel Pellegrini – Man City – £3.47m-a-year – Click the arrow for more – When he arrived in Manchester last summer, Manuel Pellegrini did so with great pressure on his shoulders. That didnt seem to worry the Chilean though, as he delivered City their second league title in three seasons and took them to their most advanced stage in the Champions League. His salary is modest in comparison to the remaining managers on this list, and seems well worth the outlay. 2. Louis van Gaal – Man United – £7m-a-year – Click the arrow for more – Man United appear to have learned from the mistake in appointing David Moyes as Sir Alex Fergusons successor by opting for high-level experience in their latest appointment Louis van Gaal. However, such a managerial signing comes at a price, with the Red Devils lavishing a reported £7m-a-year for the Dutchmans services. Only time will tell if it is money well spent. 5. Brendan Rodgers – Liverpool – £3.25m-a-year – Click the arrow to see which bosses earn more! – We kick off with Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers who earns just above the average for a top flight manager. During the Northern Irishman s two years and four month reign at the club he has transformed the Redmen from eighth place to title contenders. 1. Jose Mourinho – Chelsea – £8.37m-a-year – Jose Mourinhos track record for success makes him one of the worlds best managers and as one of the worlds best he is able to command astronomical money. Mourinho returned to Chelsea last summer following a five-year spell away from Stamford Bridge and while he did to mark his homecoming with silverware, the Blues look in good shape to do so this season.