The Premier League is stacked with top coaches from around the world. Coaches that have numerous awards and titles in their careers have a dream of managing a team in the Premier League as it is regarded as the best league in the world. There is fierce competition and every manager wants to come to the Premier League to prove his worth.
World-class managers such as Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klopp and Thomas Tuchel all manage top teams in the Premier League. But it is not easy as it sounds for those top teams to hire world-class managers like them. The teams have to splash out huge amounts of cash t bring managers like Klopp and Tuchel to the Premier League too. Club owners do not mind spending big on managers because it pretty much guarantees success on and off the pitch and also because it provides as a huge marketing front for them.
Top 5 managers with the highest salary in the Premier League:
5. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United)- ₹80 crores
Marcelo Bielsa is one of the most renowned coaches in the world. The legendary Argentinian manager helped Leeds United gain promotion from the Championship to the Premier League in 2020. His team plays attacking football and are one of the few teams who play the so called “entertaining football”. Bielsa signed a 1 year contract extension with the club in 2021 in the hop to cement the club’s place in the Premier League for one more season.
He comes 5th in the top 5 list of highest earning managers earning a whopping ₹80 crores. He has certainly proved his worth and he hopes to lay the foundations of success for years to come.
4. Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)- ₹100 crores
Tuchel was appointed by Chelsea after Frank Lampard failed to achieve the goals of the club. Tuchel was doing very well at PSG before joining the English club. He was not expected to have an immediate impact on the pitch but his brilliant coaching and management led Chelsea to win the UEFA Champions League in 2021. He became an instant hero in England and is now widely regarded as one of the best coaches in the world. The German’s side play fluid and attacking football with each player knowing exactly what to do on the pitch due to the brilliant coaching by Tuchel.
The German coach comes 4th on the list and earns ₹80 crores as his base salary. It may seem too much but it is proved as a value for money considering the work he has done in such a short period of time.
3. Antonio Conte (Tottenham Hotspur)- ₹150 crores
Antonio Conte initially rejected an offer from Spurs in the summer after winning the league title with Inter Milan in Italy. But after sacking Nuno Espirito Santo, Spurs went back to Conte with a better offer that he could not refuse. He is a serial winner and has won titles with almost every team that he has managed. He is one of the best coaches around and Spurs fans are excited with the arrival of Conte as he promises success almost every time he manages a new club.
The Italian manager comes 3rd in the list by earning ₹150 crores. Though he has signed a short term contract, Sours fans are hopeful this will be enough to make them win silverware again after years of trophy-less seasons.
2. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)- ₹160 crores
Klopp was appointed by Liverpool in 2015 with the hope of getting the club back to it’s glory days. Though he struggled in the first 2 years at the club, the German then went on to win the UEFA Champions League and the Premier League within a span of 1 year. His team play attacking football and do not give space to the opposition when they are defending by pressing continuously. He has transformed Liverpool into one of the best clubs in the world and has certainly brought back the glory days that the Liverpool fans were used to.
The German maestro comes 2nd on the list but has proved that every penny Liverpool has paid for him has been a success. The Liverpool fans hope he stays at the club for a long time and he has become a fan favourite.
1. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)- ₹200 crores
Pep Guardiola is regarded as one of the best managers in the world and arguably the best manager ever. He is the only manager to win 6 titles in a single season with a club and has won numerous titles at Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Manchester City. The Spanish manager arrived at Man City in 2016 when the club was not where it wanted to be in terms of performance.
But within 5 years, Manchester City are now regarded as one of the best teams in the Premier League era. His Man City team became the 1st team to reach 100 points in the Premier League too. He has transformed English football by his “Tiki-Taka” style of play and fluid football.
He deservingly comes 1st on the list and he has proved that such a huge salary and contract still does not do him justice.
Here’s a look at the table for the highest earning managers in the Premier League:
|5||Marcelo Bielsa||Leeds United||₹80 crores|
|4||Thomas Tuchel||Chelsea||₹100 crores|
|3||Antonio Conte||Tottenham Hotspur||₹150 crores|
|2||Jurgen Klopp||Liverpool||₹160 crores|
|1||Pep Guardiola||Manchester City||₹200 crores|