The coaches play an important role in sports teams. Good leaders will help the teams achieve more championships. Therefore, they receive high salaries for their contributions. Here is a list of ten highest-paid coaches in the world.
10/ Antonio Conte ($8.2 million per year)
Antonio Conte, an Italian football coach, is working as the manager of Premier League Club Chelsea. During his football playing career, he played as a midfielder from 1985-2004 for Lecce, Juventus, and the Italian national team. Of which, Conte played for Juventus for 12 years and became one of the most decorated players in the football team’s history.
In 2004, he retired from the football player career. However, he remained with Juventus club as a coach. His managerial career began with Bari team in 2006. After that, he managed Siena for some months and Juventus for some years.
In 2016, Conte signed a three-year contract with Chelsea, which pays him £550,000 per month.
9/Jurgen Klopp ($8.8 million per year)
As a former professional player, Jurgen Klopp is one of the famous football managers. The German soccer spent most of his football playing career at Mainz 05. He had played for Mainz 05 for 15 years since 1990 before ending in 2001. In the same year, he was appointed as a manager of the club, marking the start of his managerial career.
After this, he worked as the manager for Dortmund. He became the longer serving manager for both clubs with seven years each.
Since 2015, he has worked with Liverpool per a six-year contract worth £47 million.
Besides, he has endorsed many famous brands such as Puma, Opel, German Cooperative banking group, and Wirtschaftswoche.
8/ Jim Harbaugh ($9 million per year)
Before working as a head coach of the University of Michigan, Jim had coached Stanford cardinal, the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, and San Diego Toreros. Prior to the coaching career, he had a rousing American football player for about two decades.
In 1994, he put his first feet in coaching as an assistant coach. In 2011, he was appointed as the head coach of San Francisco 49ers, marking his meteoric rise in his coaching career.