Guardiola earns $25 million at Man City, but is far from the highest-paid coach

The Spanish manager is one of the most prestigious managers in Europe, but he is not No. 1 in the ranking.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

Pep makes a fortune.
Pep makes a fortune.
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Pep Guardiola has earned the respect and admiration of fans around the world thanks to the success he has had in the three teams he has managed in his professional career. When he was hired by Barcelona in 2008, he had the difficult mission of replacing Frank Rijkaard, who in the previous years had turned Los Blaugranas into one of the best teams in Europe and had even won the 2005/06 Champions League.

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However, Pep quickly proved he was up to the job. In his first season he won the Treble (La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League), while boosting the performances of stars such as Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi Hernandez. And in the following years he continued to win titles. Then he also shone at Bayern Munich and finally arrived at Manchester City.

He has been with the Citizens for almost 8 years and in that time he has won 16 titles, dominating the Premier League and leading the English side to win the Champions League for the first time. No wonder he has an impressive salary there: $25 million per year. But, surprisingly, he is far from No. 1 in the ranking of the world's highest-paid coaches.

According to The Sun, at the top is Diego Simeone, who earns $38 million at Atlético Madrid. There the Argentine manager has undisputed authority and, unlike in most clubs, he is more important than any player in the squad. The podium is completed by Jurgen Klopp, who at Liverpool has a salary of $20 million.

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Who are the others?

In fourth place in the ranking is the big surprise: Steven Gerrard, the coach of Al-Ettifaq of Saudi Arabia, who earns $19 million per year. Further back are Juventus' Massimiliano Allegri ($14 million), Bayern Munich's Thomas Tuchel ($13 million), Chelsea's Mauricio Pochettino ($12 million), Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti ($11 million), Manchester United's Erik Ten Hag ($11 million), Inter's Simone Inzaghi ($10 million) and Arsenal's Mikel Arteta ($10 million).

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