December 08, 2009

When it comes to accomplished nations in the World Cup, Mexico lags far behind other countries who have hoisted the silverware and have won a title.

But when it comes to managerial salaries, Mexico is in rarified air.

According to Argentine publication Ole, Mexico manager Javier Aguirre is the third-highest paid manager among World Cup nations, second only to England's Fabio Capello and Italy's Marcelo Lippi. Aguirre reportedly rakes in $4 million annually.

Aguirre makes more than Germany's Joachim Low ($2.6 million), Carlos Quieroz of Portugal ($2 million), Brazil's Dunga ($1.25 million) and Argentina's Diego Maradona ($1.2 million). Only Capello ($10 million) and Lippi ($4.1 million) make more than Aguirre.

The World Cup manager with the lowest salary is Nigeria's Shaibu Amodu, who pulls in $180,000.

Mexico's Aguirre makes 10 times a year as much as his American counterpart, as Bob Bradley's salary is $400,000 per year.

Aguirre also makes more than the combined salaries of his fellow Group A managers: South Africa's Carlos Alberto Parreira ($1.8 million), France's Raymond Domenech ($720,000) and Uruguay's Oscar Washington Tabarez ($300,000).

All figures are in American dollars.

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