The top 10 best-paid managers in Europe

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While the wages of players are widely discussed in the media the amount of money managers get paid is rarely talked about.

Everyone knows that Wayne Rooney gets an incredible £300,000-per-week but how much do the bosses of the best sides in Europe receive?

Well, The Sun have revealed all.

They have produced a top-10 list of the best-paid managers in Europe - with seven of them coming from England.

Take a look at the list below:

1. Jose Mourinho - Manchester United & Pep Guardiola - Manchester City (£15m-per-year)

Mourinho and Guardiola have had a strained relationship in the past and that is only going to intensify this season with them being in charge of Manchester United and Manchester City respectively. Not only are they managers of fierce city rivals, they look set to go head-to-head for the league title.

They clash for the first time on September 10 at Old Trafford and their £290,000-per-week wage won’t be enough to cheer up whoever loses on the day.

2. Carlo Ancelotti - Bayern Munich (£9m)

Ancelotti will replace Guardiola at the Bundesliga champions this season, and is set to pocket a cool £9m each year. It’s very unlikely his son - who has been appointed as assistant manager - will get anywhere near that amount, though.

3. Arsene Wenger - Arsenal (£8.5m)

It’s hardly surprising to see Wenger as the FOURTH best-paid manager. Jokes aside, Arsenal fans will be slightly annoyed at seeing their manager earn such a hefty amount when he hasn’t delivered a Premier League trophy for so long.

4. Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool (£7m)

Klopp signed a six-year deal at Anfield recently which would see him earn £42m if he sees out his contract. Liverpool fans love him and it seems he loves being their manager.

5. Antonio Conte - Chelsea (£6.5m)

Chelsea may have only finished tenth last season but they still have plenty of money. They’ve made two big-money signings this summer in N’Golo Kante and Michy Batshuayi and captured Conte’s services after convincing him to leave the Italian national side.

6. Mauricio Pochettino - Tottenham (£5.5m)

Pochettino will be hoping he can build on a decent campaign at White Hart Lane last season. They achieved a third-placed finish as they pushed Leicester all the way until May. The Argentine has been rewarded with a lovely pay package.

7. Zinedine Zidane - Real Madrid (£4.5m)

It’s crazy to think Real Madrid’s manager earns over £10m less than Mourinho and Guardiola. However, despite winning the Champions League last season, this is Zidane’s first senior job in management so expect to see him work his way up the wage table in years to come.

8. Diego Simeone - Atletico Madrid (£4.4m)

Simeone has signed a new contract at Atleti to keep him there until 2020. In a side that is often lacking star players, the Argentine has consistently got his team competing at the highest level. Wenger earns over £4m-per-year more than him.

9. Rafa Benitez - Newcastle (£4m)

He may be managing in the Championship but Benitez is still earning a massive £4m. No wonder there is plenty of pressure on him to bounce straight back up to the Premier League with Newcastle.

10. Max Allegri - Juventus (£3.5m)

Two years at the Old Lady, two Serie A titles and two Coppa Italias represents a pretty decent start to his Juventus career for Allegri. If he had managed to win the Champions League during the 2014/15 season, he’s probably be earning even more right now.

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