Revealed: The top 30 best-paid managers in the world… Fergie's only third and England boss Roy is last (according to some blokes in Brazil)
13:44 GMT, 28 November 2012
A list has been published in Brazil which places Jose Mourinho at the top of managerial earners in world football – Sir Alex Ferguson is only third and England boss Roy Hodgson is last!
Brazilian sports business consulting firm Pluri Consultoria has ranked what they consider to be the highest earning 30 bosses in the game with former Chelsea manager Mourinho sitting pretty at the summit, allegedly earning 12.3m per year. More Special Wonga, than Special One!
Hodgson, reportedly on 2m a year, may have been a surprise choice to pip Harry Redknapp to the England post earlier this year but the former Tottenham manager’s services are being rewarded with a far more handsome pay check at Loftus Road.
Sadly for Hodgson, it seems his England role is not even the biggest job in international football either with rivals from China, Saudi Arabia and Qatar also offering bigger financial rewards.
Special wonga: Jose Mourinho is reportedly the highest-earning manager in the world game
Laughing all the way to the bank: United boss Sir Alex Ferguson (left) reportedly earns 7.6m a year, while England head coach Roy Hodgson (right) is paid a 2m salary
In a list of the 30 highest earning managers, Hodgson is down in 30th on 2m along with Joachim Low at Germany but also with Martin O’Neill at Sunderland.
Redknapp’s 3.2m annual wage at QPR puts him 14th and narrowly behind Spurs successor Andre Villas-Boas in the list.
Carlo Ancelotti, is second with a salary of 10.9m at Paris St. Germain.
Ferguson is the highest earning Premier League manager on 7.6m at Manchester United, with six other bosses in the English top flight making the top 30.
The highest paid international manager is former England boss Fabio Capello, whose disastrous spell in charge of the Three Lions at the 2010 World Cup has done little to put off Russia who are paying the Italian 6.3m.
Four straight wins in qualification for the 2014 World Cup suggest Capello (who was on 6m annually in charge of England) is at least earning his wage. Hodgson may have to start beating teams better than Moldova to prove he is not being overpaid rather than underpaid!
TOP 30 MANAGERIAL EARNERS IN THE WORLD (according to some blokes in Brazil)
1. Jose Mourinho – Real Madrid (12.3m)
2. Carlo Ancelotti – Paris St. Germain (10.9m)
3. Marcelo Lippi – Guangzhou (8.7m)
4. Sir Alex Ferguson – Manchester United (7.6m)
5. Arsene Wenger – Arsenal (7.5m, pictured right)
6. Guus Hiddink – Anzhi (6.7m)
7. Fabio Capello – Russia (6.3m)
8. Tito Vilanova – Barcelona (5.6m)
9. Jose Camacho – China (4.8m)
10. Roberto Mancini – Manchester City (4.8m)
11. Frank Rijkaard – Saudi Arabia (4.3m)
12. Jupp Heynckes – Bayern Munich (4.2m)
13. Andre Villas-Boas – Tottenham (3.6m)
14. Harry Redknapp – QPR (3.2m)
15. Jorge Jesus – Benfica (3.2m)
16. David Moyes – Everton (2.9m)
17. Manuel Pellegrini – Malaga (2.9m)
18. Paulo Autuori – Qatar (2.9m)
19. Abel Braga – Fluminense (2.8m)
20. Luciano Spaletti – Zenit (2.7m)
21. Antonio Conte – Juventus (2.4m)
22. Cesare Prandelli – Italy (2.4m)
23. Vanderlei Luxemburgo – Gremio (2.4m)
24. Muricy Ramalho – Santos (2.4m)
25. Tite – Corinthians (2.4m)
26. Ottmar Hitzfeld – Switzerland (2.1m)
27. Joachim Low – Germany (2m)
28. Marcelo Bielsa – Athletic Bilbao (2m)
29. Martin O’Neill – Sunderland (2m)
30. Roy Hodgson – England (2m)