Report: Mourinho drops down to fifth in best-paid football coach rankings after Klopp rise

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Dom Le Roy

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has now overtaken Jose Mourinho in the list of the world’s best-paid football coaches, according to the Mirror (25 March, page 46).

The report reveals that this is the first time the Spurs head coach has dropped out of the top two since his first spell at Chelsea.

It is suggested that the Portuguese coach’s contract with Tottenham is worth £20.9 million a year, which is far higher than the salary his predecessor, Mauricio Pochettino, was said to be earning.

After a recent Klopp pay rise, it is suggested that the Reds boss now earns £900,000 more per year than Mourinho.

It is revealed that Diego Simeone, who earns a staggering £36 million, is the world’s best-paid coach, while Antonio Conte and Pep Guardiola round off the top three ahead of Mourinho and Klopp.

Ole Gunnar Solksjaer, the man who replaced Mourinho at Old Trafford, is reportedly not even in the top ten.

Spurs Web Opinion

We were always going to have to pay Mourinho top dollar if we wanted him and so this doesn’t come as much surprise. Hopefully, the fact that Levy was prepared to hand him a bumper contract is a sign that he is starting to invest more in the first team. We have already relaxed our wage bill and our tight transfer policy in the last year or two and I believe we will continue to do so in the coming years.

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