Richest Football Coaches In The World
Football is one of the most fascinating and followed sports in the world. Becoming a football coach takes a lot of fame and responsibility. Turning out to be a coach undoubtedly adds to one’s experience, irrespective of the number of matches one has played. They play an indispensable role in improving players by organizing their practices, managing games, and various other acts. They are not just coaches but also mentors, idols, and even parental figures to their players. Football coaches earn a handsome amount of money, and here is a list of the best and richest football coaches in the world.
Diego Simeone – (Net Worth $130 M)
As of 2022, Diego Simeone is the highest-paid football coach in the world. He played in Italy, Argentina, and Spain for various clubs, including Pisa, Sevilla, Inter Milan, Vélez Sarsfield, Lazio, Atlético Madrid, and Racing Club. He had been a hard-tackling and aggressive defensive midfielder since the beginning. He won various Cups like the UEFA Cup, Copa América, the King Fahd Cup, Artemio Franchi Cup, etc. He coached various clubs before joining Spanish club Atlético Madrid in 2011 and made the team win various leagues and Cups. He is the longest-serving coach in La Liga, serving over a decade at Atlético.
Nick Saban (Net Worth $70 M)
Nick Saban is a college football head coach from America with a net worth of around $70 million. Nick is well-reputed and the highest-paid college football coach all around the globe. Considering only the base salary and bonuses, he can easily make up to $12 million per annum. He is unbeatably the best football coach ever, and the milestones he achieved are evidence of the same. One of his most incredible achievements is that he is one of the only two coaches who have taken over the SEC Championships with different schools. His winnings are supremely succeeding the lost matches, making him no lesser than a legend. Currently, he has been positioned as the head coach of Alabama since 2007.
Bill Belichick (Net Worth $60 M)
After heading various teams, Bill is now the head coach of the New England Patriots from the year 2000 when he took over general manager duties too. Under his coaching, the team won the maximum number of times, including nine appearances in the Super Bowl. He is probably the highest-paid coach in the National Football League. Starting their career with the Baltimore Colts as an assistant to the head coach Ted Marchibroda for $25 a week to earning millions a year, Bill has come a long way. As per the published sources, he signed the largest known contract in 2019 for ten years with Jon Gruden for $100 million, which made him grab a salary of $10 million per annum (exclusive of bonuses).
Joe Gibbs (Net Worth $60 M)
Apart from being a former football coach from America, Joe Gibbs is also an entrepreneur and NASCAR team owner with an estimated net worth of $60 million. He has a record of being a coach of three quarterbacks (namely, Joe Theismann, Doug Williams, and Mark Rypien), leading to winning the Super Bowl. He made a victorious debut as an NFL coach by coaching Washington Redskins for 12 seasons, wherein they won three Super Bowl titles and four NFC Championship titles and made it to the playoff in eight seasons. After a few entries and exits, he rejoined the Washington Redskins in 2004 as head coach and the team president. Currently, he is Special Advisor to Daniel Snyder, the team owner. He is also a writer and has authored various books.
Jürgen Klopp (Net Worth $50 M)
Jurgen Klopp is a former football player from Germany and is currently a professional football/soccer coach having a net worth of $50 million. As a player, he was a defender and striker who played for TuS Ergenzingen and SV Glatten and scored 52 goals in his senior career for FSV Mainz 05. His career as a coach began in 2001 when he worked for FSV Mainz 05. Some more names, like Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool, have been added to his lists. He was named German Football Manager for two consecutive years, in 2011 and 2012. He also collaborated with companies like Puma. He is grabbing a handsome $ 8 million per annum as a base salary and made Liverpool win the 2019 UEFA Championship.
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