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Top five managers who have earned most money from sackings

Published at :April 17, 2023 at 5:30 AM
Modified at :April 17, 2023 at 5:31 AM
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Rajarshi Shukla


Nobody appoints a new tactician with the plan to eventually sack them but, as we know, it nearly always ends that way.

Football clubs choose managers with significant commitments and convictions. Therefore, if the prospective manager doesn't satisfy the club's qualifications, the club instantly fires him. Sometimes, though, it works the other way. Therefore, today's piece is all regarding top managers who have fired payments and how much money they made in total fees.

For instance, if a manager requests that a player be signed during the transfer window and the board doesn't follow through, this might result in a disagreement over the signings and the manager's termination of his contract.

Let's look at the profiles of top five managers who have earned most money from sackings:

5. Manuel Pellegrini: £15 million

The seasoned manager received a total of £20 million in compensation after being fired by teams. Manuel Pellegrini, former manager of Manchester City, West Ham United, and Real Madrid is fired, and he receives a termination payment of almost £15 million. Real Betis, a LaLiga club, are now under his management.

4. Harry Redknapp: £20 million

John Redknapp was dismissed by Queens Park Rangers, Birmingham City, and Tottenham Hotspur. Another past manager of Tottenham makes the list. The seasoned manager received a total of £20 million in compensation after being fired by clubs.

3. Antonio Conte: £36.2 million

Antonio Conte
Antonio Conte was recenty sacked by Tottenham

When Chelsea fired Antonio Conte in July 2018, he made headlines by becoming one of the highest-paid football managers by getting the sack. His $32.6 million payday eclipsed Mourinho's record-setting payouts. Even though Conte only stayed for two season and helped the club win the Premier League and FA Cup, he nevertheless departed the organisation.

2. Mauricio Pochettino: £46 million

Long-term agreements are common at Tottenham, and Mauricio Pochettino seems unfazed by them all while serving as manager. In 2018, he signed a five-year deal with the team, but a year and a half later, it was abruptly terminated. He became one of the best-paid football coaches after the club was forced to pay him $15.2 million. He later joined Ligue 1 giants PSG and was sacked just 2 years into the job.

1. Jose Mourinho: £97.70 million

Chelsea paid Jose Mourinho $22 million (£18 million) in 2007 after he failed to win the Premier League or a European trophy. Even though he had made significant changes to the squad and converted them into consistent champions, he was not permitted to see even a little drop in achievement for even one season. It set a payout record at the time.

Despite Mourinho winning three titles for Manchester United in 2018, the club fired him. He received $25.3 million as part of his leave deal. He didn't fare as well. In 2021, Tottenham put him through the same process, and he earned $19.8 million.

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