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Top 10 highest-paid managers of the FIFA World Cup 2022

Published at :November 18, 2022 at 12:34 AM
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Some very surprising names feature on the list of head-coaches paid extraordinarily well.

Football managers are the real masterminds of every triumph. But they don't get the deserved recognition for their work. However, the story has changed in the modern era. In addition to the footballers enjoying a huge boost in their earnings, managers have also benefited from the cash injection into the game. Especially the ones that are managing teams in the biggest competitions like the World Cup 2022 or the Champions League.

It is true that international team managers don't make as much as club managers, but especially at mega events like the FIFA World Cup, some managers make a good chunk of money. Today, We will take a look at the top 10 highest-paid managers at FIFA World Cup 2022.

10. Murat Yakın (Switzerland) - $1.65 million

Murat Yakın's name on this list might come as a surprise to many fans. The Swiss tactician took charge of the national team in August 2021 after the Euros 2020. He arrived in the national setup with a huge reputation and after success with clubs like FC Basel in the domestic arena. Yakin has been really impressive so far and will be looking to justify his big payroll at the World Cup 2022.

9. Fernando Santos (Portugal) - $2.25 million

The Euro 2016 winning manager is one of the most successful coaches to ever lead the Portugal national team. The Portuguese team has transitioned into one of the world's best and his big pay contract is totally understandable. Santos, however, has been under a lot of pressure after a lacklustre performance at Euro 2020 and will be looking to prove himself at the World Cup.

8. Félix Sánchez Bas (Qatar) - $2.45 million

In the past few years, Qatar has been investing heavily in preparation for the 2022 World Cup. Besides investing in infrastructure, they have also heavily invested in the national team. The appointment of Félix Sánchez Bas is one of those examples. Bas has been exemplary for the Qatari side and even helped them to win AFC Asia Cup 2019.

7. Lionel Scaloni (Argentina) - $2.65 million

Since joining the Argentinian national setup, Lionel Scaloni's career has taken a big leap forward. At the 2018 World Cup, he was Jorge Sampaoli's assistant manager, but now he's one of the favourites to win the trophy. The Argentine team has been totally revitalized under Scaloni and Copa America 2021 was an excellent example of his brilliance.

6. Gerardo Martino (Mexico) - $2.95 million 

Gerardo Martino is one of the veteran coaches going into this World Cup. Martino has coached big teams like FC Barcelona and Argentina during his illustrious career. Having joined the Mexican National set-up in 2019, he has done an excellent job with the team thus far. He has a good record in World Cups and will try to lead Mexico to their best finish ever.

5. Louis van Gaal (Netherlands) - $2.95 million

One of the most successful Dutch coaches and the man responsible for the Netherlands' dominance is Louis van Gaal. Van Gaal has already led the Dutch side in the 2014 World Cup, where the team finished third. Despite being the oldest coach at this World Cup, he will hope to make the most of his experience. 

4. Tite (Brazil) - $3.65 million

After the Brazilian national team's horrific 2014 World Cup exit, Tite has been the man of crisis for them. Brazil has regained its former stature under him, and the World Cup is the only thing left on his checklist. In 2019, Tite led the Brazilian team to the Copa America title, but the World Cup remains his ultimate goal.

3. Didier Deschamps (France) - $3.85 million

The World Cup-winning coach of 2018 will be the third highest-paid coach at the 2022 World Cup. Since Deschamps has taken over, he has become a symbol for the French national. Heading into the 2022 World Cup, he is under extreme pressure and the injury crisis among players hasn't helped matters either.

2. Gareth Southgate (England) - $5.85 million 

In 2016, Gareth Southgate took charge of the English team following their miserable Euro 2016 campaign. Since then, he has led the English national team to impressive results, but a trophy is the only thing that he lacks in order to become a legend. In 2018, Southgate led them to the World Cup semi-finals, and in 2020, they won the Euro 2020 finals.

1. Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany) - $6.55 million

Hansi Flick is the highest-paid coach at the 2022 World Cup, and he is well worth every penny. In 2021, he left Bayern Munich at the peak of his career to pursue his dream for the national team. During the 2014 World Cup winning campaign, Flick served as assistant manager to his master Joachim Löw. Following recent disappointments for German fans, he will be aiming to replicate his club's success on the international stage.