Top Football Manager Salaries in 2015/16

Pep Guardiola archive photo next to the new Manchester City FC logo (2016/17)The biggest piece of news from the January transfer market was not a player transfer, but the announcement by Manchester City FC that the famous Catalan coach Pep Guardiola has agreed to join the club at the end of the season on a three year contract.

Pep Guardiola will receive a salary of €25m / year, which dwarfs all other football managerial salaries of today. Next in the money line is the long standing Arsenal FC coach Arsene Wenger, who earns an annual salary of €11m.

Here is a list of the top paid football managers in 2015/16 according to

Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich): €19.5m

Arsene Wenger (Arsenal): €11m

Louis Van Gaal (Man Utd): €9.6m

Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): €9m

Luis Enrique (Barcelona): €9m

Roberto Mancini (Inter): €5.6m

Manuel Pellegrini (Man City): €5.5m

Antonio Conte (Italy): €5.2m

Massimiliano Allegri (Juventus): €4.6m

Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid): €4.5m

Laurent Blanc (PSG): €4.5m

Roberto Martinez (Everton): €4m

Slaven Bilic (West Ham): €3.8m

Roy Hodgson (England): €3.8m

Joachim Low (Germany): €3.6m

Guus Hiddink (Chelsea): €3.3m


Jose Mourinho, the Portuguese manager who was recently sacked by Chelsea FC shortly after signing a long term contract, should be on this list also, as he is still earning a lofty £250k / month from the club (up to £10m) until he finds a new appointment.


It is pretty exciting that Pep Guardiola selected to test his skills in arguably the most competitive football league in the world; the English Premier League.