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Diego Simeone Tops 2023 List Of Highest Paid Managers In World Soccer

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is reportedly the highest-paid manager in world soccer.

According to a 2023 list published by French newspaper L'Equipe this week, Simeone is currently earning an annual salary of £29,846,244 at Atletico, which works out as £573,966 per week.

The next three best-paid managers on the list are all based in England's Premier League.

Pep Guardiola is said to be making £19,721,724 per year at Manchester City, while Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp (£15,714,096) and Chelsea's Graham Potter (£11,917,404) are also earning eight-figure sums.

Juventus boss Max Allegri is the best-paid manager in Italy (£11,284,620), while Thomas Tuchel is the top earner in Germany after recently signing a deal said to be worth £10,547,580 per year with Bayern Munich.

Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti (£9,597,204) is seventh on the list and is reportedly earning almost three times more than Barcelona counterpart Xavi Hernandez, who is said to be on £3,374,832 per year.

Highest Paid Managers In World Soccer

A list of the best-paid managers in world football, as reported by L'Equipe in March 2023.

ManagerClubWeekly PayAnnual Salary

1. Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid

£573,966

£29,846,244

2. Pep Guardiola

Man City

£379,263

£19,721,724

3. Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool

£302,194

£15,714,096

4. Graham Potter

Chelsea

£229,180

£11,917,404

5. Max Allegri

Juventus

£217,011

£11,284,620

6. Thomas Tuchel

Bayern Munich

£202,815

£10,547,580

7. Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid

£184,561

£9,597,204

8. Simone Inzaghi

Inter Milan

£168,336

£8,753,484

9. Jose Mourinho

Roma

£156,167

£8,120,712

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone pictured in March 2023

Diego Simeone is the highest paid manager in world football