A match isn’t only won inside the pitch, outside it there is as whole preparation. The federations are well aware of this and that is why it is crucial to have a good coach ahead of a good team. After intense research, Finance Football presents you the salaries of the 32 World Cup 2018 coaches.
The leader of this long list is the German coach Joachim Löw. An annual salary of 3.8 million euros that makes the German coach the highest paid of the competition. The “Mannschaft” commander earns as much as the combined paycheck of the top ten lowest-paid coaches in this world cup. Tite (Brazil) and Didier Deschamps (France) complete the podium, with similar wages.
In the opposite direction is the coach of Senegal, Aliou Cissé. The African nation pays their coach 200,000 euros per year. Although he has a humble salary, Aliou Cissé has at his disposal great players like Liverpool’s Sadio Mané and Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Belgium surprise
One of the biggest curiosities is Roberto Martinez. The former Everton coach is already in his third year ahead of the powerful Belgium. Despite leading one of the World Cup’s most valuable teams, Roberto Martínez has only a salary of 800,000 euros per year. Way below other coaches from top nations.
Julen Lopetegui is at the bottom of the list, although he has already been officially fired, with immediate effect, from the Spanish team. Apparently it was due to the fact that the coach signed a contract with Real Madrid while still in charge of the national team in Russia. His salary was one of the highest in the competition (3 million euros). The new spanish manager is Fernando Hierro, who will manage the team during this World Cup.
The english coach, Gareth Southgate, has a salary of 2 million euros per year and settles for the sixth place. Right below him is Carlos Queiroz (Iran) with 1.8 million euros. Given that Iran’s expectations for this World Cup are not high, this is a salary that proves to be quite generous.