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The Premier League Bosses Earning The Most Cash

(FILE PHOTO - Image Numbers 502929048 (L) and 456637674) In this composite image a comparison has been made between Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool and Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City. Liverpool and Manchester City meet in the Capital One Cup Final at Wembley Stadium on February 28, 2016 in London,England. ***LEFT IMAGE*** SUNDERLAND, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 30: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Liverpool at Stadium of Light on December 30, 2015 in Sunderland, England. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) ***RIGHT IMAGE*** BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Manuel Pellegrini, manager of Manchester City looks on before the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Manchester City at Villa Park on October 4, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

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The imminent arrival of Pep Guardiola at Manchester City and, reportedly, José Mourinho at Manchester United will come with huge price tags.

We all know that the Premier league is one of the richest in the world and its stars are paid handsomely. Many make more in one week than the rest of us make in a year. No, we’re not bitter at all. Just take a look at the top ten highest paid players in the league.

But what about the managers? How do the puppet masters fare in the salary stakes? It turns out that while managerial salaries are not quite that of players, it’s certainly not a job you would turn down.

Here are the current top eight best paid Premier League managers, according to the Telegraph.

Some of these are going to raise an eyebrow or two.


8. Alan Pardew – Crystal Palace – £1.5 million (annual)

Formerly of Newcastle, Pardew was released from his eight-year contract at St. James’, from where he then moved on to the London club. Best known in recent times for head-butting Hull’s David Meyler, Pardew has been at the helm of mid-table Crystal Palace since January 2015.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Alan Pardew, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and Crystal Palace at White Hart Lane on February 21, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)


7. Mauricio Pochettino – Tottenham Hotspur – £2 million

Right now, as Spurs sit second in the table with twelve games remaining, Pochettino’s side is probably the best value for money to win the league. This year is the best chance the London club has had to take the title and, in truth, it is not a position fans expected at the beginning of the season.

FLORENCE, ITALY - FEBRUARY 17: Mauricio Pochettino, Manager of Tottenham Hotspur addresses the media during a press conference ahead of the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between ACF Fiorentina and Tottenham Hotspur at Stadio Artemio Franchi on February 17, 2016 in Florence, Italy. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)


6. Roberto Martinez – Everton – £3 million

At the helm of the Liverpool club since 2013, following impressive stints with Wigan and Swansea. This term has been more difficult, as his side sit eleventh in the table.

STOKE ON TRENT, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 06: Roberto Martinez Manager of Everton looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Stoke City and Everton at Britannia Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Stoke on Trentl, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)


5. Slaven Bilić – West Ham United – £3 million

Manager since early 2015, ex-Croatian international Bilíc has the Hammers riding high just off the European Cup places in seventh. If he can guide his side to Europe this season, nobody will argue he has not earned his money.

NORWICH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 13: West Ham United Manager Slaven Bilic during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and West Ham United at Carrow Road on February 13, 2016 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)


4. Manuel Pellegrini – Manchester City – £4 million

Probably the most surprising on the list is that the league’s super rich club is ‘only’ paying the Argentinian, Pellegrini, a meagre £4 million. Having delivered the title in 2014, he has been a shrewd investment by the club.

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3. Jurgen Klopp – Liverpool – £7 million

After Brendan Rogers’ luck finally ran out in 2015, the Merseyside club appointed German Jurgen Klopp in the hope that he could bring the same magic he showed in Borussia Dortmund. So far, no rabbits from hats.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Jurgen Klopp manager of Liverpool and Daniel Sturridge look on during a Liverpool press conference ahead of their UEFA Europa League round of 32 second leg match against FC Augsburg at Melwood Training Ground on February 24, 2016 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.


2. Louis van Gaal – Manchester United – £7.3 million

Things just haven’t worked out for Manchester United and Louis van Gaal. With almost daily reports on who might replace him, and when, it’s fair to say LVG’s time is short at United. He might well take some solace in his enormous salary and the reported £10 million payoff he is likely to receive if his contract is cut sort, according to the Sun.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Louis van Gaal Manager of Manchester United is seen prior to the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 second leg match between Manchester United and FC Midtjylland at Old Trafford on February 25, 2016 in Manchester, United Kingdom.


1. Arsene Wenger – Arsenal – £8.3 million

England’s longest serving manager following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, Wenger has been a real success story for the Gunners, though in recent seasons his side has been better known for choking in the final stages of the league. Perhaps 2015/16 will be his year again.

BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 07: Arsene Wenger manager of Arsenal looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Arsenal at the Vitality Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Bournemouth, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


So that’s it, the Premierships highest paid managers. Surely the best value for money this season have got to be Tottenham’s Pochettino and West Ham’s Bilíc. Certainly not Man United’s van Gaal anyway.

For comparison, before his sacking by Chelsea, José Mourinho was earning a reputed £10 million per year while in Germany at Bayern Munich, Pep Guardiola has the title of the highest earning manager, raking in a massive £14.5 million per year. That’s right up there with the likes of David Silva and that of almost United’s captain Wayne Rooney.

With both Guardiola and, reportedly, Mourinho headed for Manchester, you might well assume that pay packets in the Premiership are about the sky rocket.

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