France Football has published a list of highest-paid football managers for the 2018/2019 season.
Surprisingly, Atletico Madrid coach, Diego Simeone, leads the way with €41million. The Argentine recently signed a new contract with the LaLiga side until 2022.
Jose Mourinho, who was fired at Manchester United last December, comes in at second position with €31m.
Thierry Henry pocketed €25.5m from Monaco for three months’ work plus his severance.
Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Ernesto Valverde of Barcelona complete the top five.
Top 5 paid managers in football in 2018/19:
1 Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) – €41m
2 José Mourinho (Man Utd) – €31m
3 Thierry Henry (Monaco) – €25.5m (3 months wage + severance)
4 Pep Guardiola (Man City) – €24m
5 Ernesto Valverde (FC Barcelona) – €23.5m