After a two-month stay at Leeds, Javi Gracia became the 13th manager to be fired this season. Throughout the season, millions of pounds are at stake, and executives are sometimes fast to try to limit their losses in order to save face. While football club owners’ short-sightedness might be brutal, managers are well compensated for their time.
Their first contracts are enticing, with the most prominent Premier League managers receiving some of the best wages in the world in their sector. After all, the Premier League controls a large portion of Deloitte’s Football Money League. This increase in demand for English top-flight football is being matched by an increase in investment.
As a result, it’s not shocking to see some astronomical managerial pay packages. The team has not officially released all data, and some high-paid coaches have left their clubs this season. Nonetheless, according to Sports Payouts, the following are the eight highest-paid Premier League managers right now.
9. Marco Silva (4 million pounds)
Winning the Championship and being promoted has cemented Marco Silva’s relationship with Fulham owner Shahid Khan. Since taking over at Craven Cottage in 2021, the former right-back has worked wonders, earning a £4 million salary and a £500,000 bonus.
Silva’s squad is currently 10th in the league, one place above West London rivals Chelsea, thanks to the move. This accomplishment could earn him a raise throughout the summer!
8. Eddie Howe – £4 million
Since coming over, the Toon boss has done nothing but impress. He’s on track for a top-four finish, which would likely result in an additional £1 million bonus on top of his £4 million pay.
Howe will be eager to discuss Newcastle United’s development. Meanwhile, his supervisors would be pleased with their first investment.
7. Unai Emery – £5 million
Unai Emery returned to La Liga after his previous stint in the Premier League and impressed with Villarreal. His Europa League victory in 2021 earned him a lucrative £4 million salary with Aston Villa. He also receives bonuses totaling £1 million.
The gamble appears to have paid off for Villa, with Emery guiding his team towards the top half of the table.
6. Sean Dyche – £5 million
Football fans started to miss Sean Dyche after his brief hiatus following his firing from Burnley in April 2022. During his 10-year tenure at the Lancashire club, he became identified with the club. His ability to deal with seasonal hurdles earned him an appealing contract when he agreed to help turn Everton’s disastrous season around in January.
The owners of Everton will be hopeful that their investment pays off. The team is now one spot above relegation, with everything on the line in the next three games. If Dyche does not continue to work his magic, Everton may be relegated from the Premier League for the first time.
5. David Moyes (£4 million)
David Moyes, a Premier League stalwart, is no stranger to a hefty income. Manchester United paid the Scotsman and his coaching staff £5.2 million in compensation when he was replaced by Louis Van Gaal in 2014.
Despite this, West Ham United offered Moyes a £4 million salary and £1 million in bonuses because to his expertise across multiple teams. Moyes is already a big name in East London, having been handed a six-month contract in 2017 before returning permanently in 2019. Helping the Hammers avoid relegation might lead to some fascinating contract discussions this summer.
4. Mikel Arteta – £9.5 million
When Mikel Arteta extended his contract with Arsenal until the conclusion of the 2024/25 season last year, there was a divided reaction. Several Arsenal fans were divided by the £9.5 million arrangement. Many skeptics, though, will have changed their minds as a result of the Spaniard’s progressive run.
Even if it appears doubtful that Arteta will bring the title to North London this season, he may have done enough to earn another £1 million in incentives and possibly set himself up for another shot after the summer.
3. Erik ten Hag (£10 million)
Since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement, a total of eight people have sat in the Old Trafford dugout. While certain names have served as fill-ins, Manchester United’s ownership has spent tens of millions of pounds on finding the ideal manager over the years.
Can Erik ten Hag restore the team to its previous glory? Following the League Cup victory, the £10 million has been wisely spent thus far. The accomplishment would also help him meet his bonus targets, which might net him an additional £2.5 million. The Glazers, on the other hand, will be trying to return to the Champions League this year. The next three games will decide Ten Hag’s overall success in his debut season.
2. Jurgen Klopp – £15 million
Jurgen Klopp has a salary of £15 million and a bonus package worth £1.5 million, almost double that of third place. Klopp, a fan favorite, has restored Liverpool’s pride after winning the Champions League and Premier League.
His first three-year contract was worth £5 million per year, although Klopp would later have the opportunity to negotiate a more lucrative term. The German is now the Premier League’s longest-serving manager.
1. Pep Guardiola – £20 million
Pep Guardiola is the longest-serving Premier League manager after Klopp. With four Premier League titles to his name, he is the richest man in the world, worth £20 million. He earns an additional £5 million after bonuses.
Guardiola only recently signed a new deal with Manchester City. However, after another possibly successful season, some renegotiations may occur throughout the offseason. In the future years, he will definitely continue to perform marvels with the likes of Haaland under his tutelage.