6. Joachim Löw
Annual salary: €2.53m
When Jurgen Klinsmann succeeded Rudi Voller as Germany coach following a disappointing Euro 2004, he brought "Jogi" into the German set-up as assistant coach.
The pair formed a formidable partnership and enjoyed a successful couple of years, with Low cast as the tactical genius in the background from the outset. And, when Klinsmann decided not to renew his contract after the 2006 World Cup, the now 54-year-old was immediately appointed as head coach, and has been there ever since.
Under Low, Germany finished as runners-up at Euro 2008 and in third place at the 2010 World Cup. They also reached the semi-finals at Euro 2012, and will be hoping for a successful campaign in Brazil this summer.