New Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will earn a reported annual salary of £8.5 million at Stamford Bridge, some £3m more than predecessor Frank Lampard.
So, with that in mind, we thought it would be worthwhile to do some research and list the top 10 highest paid managers in the Premier League – based off their annual wage.
10. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal) – £5m
Considered the long-term option at the Emirates, Arsenal appointed Arteta on a £5m-a-year in December 2019 and he will remain on that contract until the end of 2023.
9. Ralph Hasenhüttl (Southampton) – £6m
Southampton wisely tied down their sought-after Austrian manager to a new bumper contract at the end of last season, allowing them to demand a big fee if the big clubs come calling.
8. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Man Utd) – £7.5m
There is no denying Manchester United went for the cheap option when they appointed OGS, but as of right now it seems like a very good decision with the Red Devils mounting an unlikely title challenge.
7. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds) – £8m
It’s not often a newly-promoted team have a manager earning more than the current Man Utd boss, but this is a very special exception. The much-revered Bielsa was given a £2m pay rise for ending Leeds’ 16-year top-flight wait, taking him up to £8m-a-year.
6. Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) – £8.5m
The German will face a tough task at Stamford Bridge after taking over from Frank Lampard. Expectant owner Roman Abramovich wants instant success from the PSG coach, who will reportedly earn £8.5m-a-year.
5. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester) – £10m
Many questioned Leicester’s decision to go all-out for Rodgers at the start of 2019, but few can argue it was a masterstroke. The Northern Irishman has established the Foxes in the top six and made them on of the league’s most exciting teams.
4. Carlo Ancelotti (Everton) – £11.5m
Ancelotti was a huge coup for the Toffees and his high profile has allowed the club to attract big-name players. The experienced Italian takes home a very healthy annual wage of £11.5m and is Everton’s highest paid manager of all time.
3. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – £15m
There is no question Klopp is deserving of his huge annual wage having delivered the glory days back to Anfield. He following up Champions League success in 2019 with a long-awaited Premier League title last year, and there is probably more to come!
2. Jose Mourinho (Tottenham) – £15m
Few managers can boast the CV of Jose and that’s why he landed such a deal. There were suggestions the special one’s best days were behind him not long ago, but he is slowly proving people wrong with Spurs in the League Cup final and flying high in the league.
1. Pep Guardiola (Man City) – £20m
Pep takes home first prize earning a whopping £20m-a-year at the Etihad, with his new two-year deal taking him clear at the top. The Guardiola brand makes him an attractive proposition, with style and charisma adding that added edge to his successes.