A research made by Finance Football shows the annual salary of the head coaches of the National teams that will play the 2022 FIFA World Cup, in Qatar.
Germany coach Hans-Dieter Flick is the best paid coach with an annual pay of €6.5 million, ahead of England’s manager Gareth Southgate, who earns about €5.8 million per year.
France’s Didier Deschamps is also amongst the best paid managers in the world, with earnings of €3.8 million annualy.
Manager of Brazil, the most successful World Cup team, Tite, earns about €3.6 million, according to Finance Football research.
With salaries ranging between €2 million and €3 million per year, Netherlands (Louis Van Gaal), Mexico (Gerardo Martino), Argentina (Lionel Scaloni), Qatar (Félix Sánchez Blas) and Portugal (Fernando Santos) head coaches will also have to prove the money they earn.
Former Morocco’s coach Vahid Halilhodzic, a Bosnian, used to be most paid of the five Head Coaches guiding the five African sides to the 2022 FIFA World Cup with an annual salary of €920,000 before he was replaced last month with former Wydad Casablanca coach Walid Regragui.
According to Finance Football’s analysis, Irish coach Chris Hughton of the Black Stars of Ghana makes €400,000 annually.
With a salary of €340,000 per year, Rigobert Song (Cameroon) is the third highest-paid African Head Coach going into the 2022 FFIFA World Cup in Qatar, and Aliou Cisse (Senegal) is in fourth place with a salary of €310,000 per year. Jalel Kadri, the coach of Tunisia, who earns €130,000 a year, is Africa’s weak link.
- Hans-Dieter Flick (GERMANY) – €6,500,000
- Gareth Southgate (ENGLAND) – €5,800,000
- Didier Deschamps (FRANCE) – €3,800,000
- Tite (BRAZIL) – €3,600,000
- Louis van Gaal (NETHERLANDS) – €2,900,000
- Gerardo Martino (MEXICO) – €2,900,000
- Lionel Scaloni (ARGENTINA) – €2,600,000
- Félix Sánchez Bas (QATAR) – €2,400,000
- Fernando Santos (PORTUGAL) – €2,250,000
- Murat Yakin (SWITZERLAND) – €1,600,000
- Paulo Bento (SOUTH KOREA) – €1,300,000
- Graham Arnold (AUSTRALIA) – €1,300,000
- Gregg Berhalter (USA) – €1,250,000
- Roberto Martínez (BELGIUM) – €1,200,000
- Kasper Hjulmand (DENMARK) – €1,150,000
- Luis Enrique (SPAIN) – €1,150,000
- Hervé Renard (SAUDI ARABIA) – €1,100,000
- Hajime Moriyasu (JAPAN) – €1,050,000
- Diego Alonso (URUGUAY) – €860,000
- Gustavo J. Alfaro (ECUADOR) – €770,000
- Dragan Stojković (SERBIA) – €650,000
- Dragan Skočić (IRAN) – €650,000
- Zlatko Dalić (CROATIA) – €550,000
- Czesław Michniewicz (POLAND) – €500,000
- Walid Regragui (MOROCCO) €490,000
- John Herdman (CANADA) – €480,000
- Chris Hughton (GHANA) – €400,000
- Rob Page (WALES) – €380,000
- Luis F. Suárez (COSTA RICA) – €350,000
- Rigobert Song (CAMEROON) – €340,000
- Aliou Cissé (SENEGAL) – €310,000
- Jalel Kadri (TUNISIA) – €130,000
The 2022 FIFA World Cup is scheduled to take place in Qatar from 21 November to 18 December. This will be the first World Cup ever to be held in the Arab world, and it will be the second World Cup held entirely in Asia after the 2002 tournament was held in South Korea and Japan.