Highest-Paid Managers: Simeone Beats Mourinho To Top Spot
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone has beaten former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho to the top spot on the list of the highest-paid managers in world football.
According to France Football via Goal, the Atletico Madrid boss finished at the top of the list of the top 20 highest-paid managers.
Diego Simeone had a total income of £35m ahead of Jose Mourinho (£26.6m)
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry had a brief three-month stint at French Ligue 1 giants AS Monaco before he was sacked earlier this year and he’s third on the list with the total income of £21.9m.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (£20.6m) and Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde (£19.7m) complete the top five.
Jose Mourinho is presently without a managerial job since leaving Premier League giants Manchester United after a 30-month spell.
The Portuguese tactician recently confessed that he misses management before adding that he’s waiting for the right club and the right league before returning to the dugout.
Mourinho paid dearly with his job at Manchester United after he led the Red Devils to their worst start in the Premier League era and his cause was not helped by the feud with some of the senior players at the club.
He was replaced by former club striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his sack in December.