Today, I am going to be talking about the top ten richest football managers. This is a list of the wealthiest people in the world who are currently working as football managers. These are people who have made a lot of money through their careers in football and have used that money to amass even more wealth. Read our recent post about the Top Ten African Richest Footballers.
Top Ten Richest Football Manager
Football has always been a sport of great interest, and with that interest comes a great deal of money. In recent years, the game has become more and more about the money, with players and managers earning astronomical sums.
However, it is the managers who have really seen their earnings skyrocket in recent years. Here, I will take a look at the ten richest football managers in the world.
10. Rafael Benítez
Rafael Benítez net worth is €13M. He is the tenth richest football manager in the world. His age is 62.
Rafael Benítez is a Spanish football manager and former player who is the current manager of the Chinese club Dalian Professional. He has also managed Liverpool, Chelsea, Valencia, Real Madrid, Inter Milan, and Newcastle United.
Benítez began his managerial career in Spain with Real Madrid Castilla and won the Segunda División B title in his only season in charge. He moved to England in 2004 to manage Liverpool. In his first season, he won the UEFA Champions League.
9. Massimiliano Allegri
Massimiliano Allegri is an Italian football manager who has an estimated net worth of €13.5M. Allegri is currently the head coach of Serie A club Juventus. He is considered to be one of the most successful managers in the world, having led Juventus to five consecutive Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia titles, and one Champions League title.
Allegri began his managerial career with several lower-league Italian clubs before moving to Cagliari in 2008. He spent two years with Cagliari before joining AC Milan in 2010. He spent four seasons with Milan, winning one Serie A title and one Supercoppa Italiana. In 2014, he joined Juventus, where he has enjoyed tremendous success.
8. Fabio Cannavaro
Fabio Cannavaro is an Italian football manager and former player who has a net worth of €14m. He is currently the head coach of Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao FC and is the eighth richest football manager in the world.
Cannavaro began his playing career with the Napoli youth team in 1988, before making his senior debut in 1993. He went on to play for several other Italian clubs, including Parma, Juventus, and Inter Milan, before retiring in 2011. He also had a successful international career, captaining the Italian national team to victory in the 2006 FIFA World Cup.
7. Ernesto Valverde
Ernesto Valverde’s net worth is estimated to be €19m. He is the seventh richest football manager in the world.
Valverde was born in Viareggio, Italy on August 24, 1964. He began his professional playing career with the Spanish club Espanyol in 1982. He went on to play for a number of teams throughout his career including Barcelona, Valencia, Atlético Madrid, and Athletic Bilbao. He retired from playing in 2002.
Valverde began his managerial career with Espanyol in 2008. He has also managed Olympiacos, Valencia, and Barcelona.
6. Zinédine Zidane
Zinédine Zidane is a French retired footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He is the current manager of Real Madrid. Zidane was born in Marseille, France. He began his professional career with Cannes in 1988. He moved to Bordeaux in 1992. Zidane signed with Real Madrid in 2001. He retired from football in 2006.
Zidane has been married to his wife, Véronique, since 1994. They have four children together. His oldest son, Enzo, is a professional footballer who currently plays for Rayo Vallecano.
Zidane’s net worth is estimated to be around €23 m. He is the 6th richest football manager in the world.
5. Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho is a Portuguese football manager and former player who has a net worth of €23 m. He is the sixth richest football manager in the world. Born in 1963 in Setubal, Portugal, Jose Mourinho started playing football at a young age and went on to play professionally for a number of teams, including Belenenses, Rio Ave, and Sesimbra. He retired from playing in 2000 and began his managerial career with Benfica. He has since managed a number of teams, including Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, and Manchester United. In addition to his club management, Jose Mourinho has also managed the Portuguese national team. He is widely considered to be one of the best football managers in the world.
4. Jürgen Klopp
Jürgen Klopp is a German football manager and former professional player who has a net worth of €24. He is the fifth richest football manager in the world. Klopp was born in Stuttgart, West Germany in 1967. He began his professional playing career with Mainz 05 in 1989. He played for the team until 2001, when he retired due to a back injury. Klopp then became the manager of Mainz 05 in 2001. He managed the team for seven years before moving to Borussia Dortmund in 2008. Klopp managed Dortmund for seven years before moving to Liverpool in 2015. He has led Liverpool to victory in the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, and the FIFA Club World Cup.
3. Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola is the fourth richest football manager in the world, with a net worth of approximately €27. He was born on January 18, 1971, in Santpedor, Catalonia, and played football for FC Barcelona, AS Roma, and the Spanish national team before becoming a manager.
Guardiola began his managerial career with Barcelona B in 2007, before being promoted to the senior team the following year. He won 14 trophies with Barcelona, including three La Liga titles and two Champions League titles, before moving to Bayern Munich in 2013. He won the Bundesliga title in each of his three seasons with Bayern, as well as the DFB-Pokal twice.
In 2016, Guardiola moved to Manchester City.
2. Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte is an Italian football manager and former player, who is currently the head coach of Italian National Football Team. He has an estimated net worth of $€30 m and is the second richest football manager in the world.
Conte was born in Lecce, Italy in 1969. He began his playing career with the local club U.S. Lecce in 1985. He later played for several other Italian clubs, including Juventus, with whom he won the Serie A title in 1995 and 1996. He retired from playing in 2004.
Conte began his managerial career with Arezzo in 2006. He later had spells in charge of Atalanta, Siena and Juventus, before being appointed head coach of Italian National team.
1. Diego Simeone
Diego Simeone is the richest football manager in the world, with a net worth of over €40 m. He is also one of the most successful managers in the history of the sport, winning numerous trophies with both Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona.
Simeone was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 1970. He began his playing career with the Argentine club River Plate, before moving to Europe to play for FC Barcelona and then Atletico Madrid. He retired from playing in 2006 and began his managerial career with Racing Club de Avellaneda.
He joined Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has since led the club to victory in the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League, and the La Liga.