Salaries of all 32 coaches at the FIFA World Cup - Top three highest paid knocked out in Group Stage

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Fabio Capello is the highest paid coach at the World Cup.

How much do the coaches of all 32 World Cup teams earn per year? 

In a shocking revelation, the highest paid manager at the World Cup – Russia coach Fabio Capello – earns almost twice as much as the next best paid manager – England’s Roy Hodgson.

Capello earns £6.7m per year (approximately US $11.4 million) while Hodgson earns close to £3.5m (approximately US $5.9 million) per year.


Italy’s Cesare Prandelli is the second Italian in the top three with a salary of £2.58m per year (approximately US $4.4 million).

None of these three teams they managed have qualified for the Round of 16. 

In all, 19 coaches earn at least $1 million per year. Out of the top 10 coaches, only 5 of their teams have qualified for the knockout stages. 

Miguel Herrera, arguably the most passionate coach at the World Cup, earns a paltry $209K per year according to the Daily Mail. In other words, Capello earns more than 50 times what Herrera earns in a year! 

1 Russia Fabio Capello $11.4m
2 England Roy Hodgson $5.9m
3 Italy Cesare Prandelli $4.4m
4 Brazil (Q) Luiz Felipe Scolari $3.9m
5 Switzerland (Q) Ottmar Hitzfeld $3.7m
6 Germany (Q) Joachim Low $3.6m
7 Spain Vicente Del Bosque $3.3m
8 Netherlands (Q) Louis Van Gaal $2.73m
9 Japan Alberto Zaccheroni $2.72m
10 USA (Q) Juergen Klinsmann $2.6m
11 France (Q) Didier Deschamps $2.16m
12 Portugal Paulo Bento $2.16m
13 Iran Carlos Quieroz $2.09m
14 Chile (Q) Jorge Sampaoli $1.7m
15 Colombia (Q) Jose Pekerman $1.6m
16 Australia Ange Postecoglou $1.29m
17 Uruguay (Q) Oscar Tabarez $1.25m
18 Ivory Coast Sabri Lamouchi $1.03m
19 Algeria (Q) Vahid Halihodzic $1m
20 Belgium (Q) Marc Wilmots $864K
  Greece (Q) Fernando Santos $864K
22 Argentina (Q) Alejandro Sabella $818K
23 South Korea Hong Myung-Bo $795K
24 Honduras Luis Fernando Suarez $629K
25 Ecuador Renaldo Rueda $566K
26 Costa Rica (Q) Jorge Luis Pinto $440K
27 Cameroon Volker Finke $394K
28 Nigeria (Q) Stephen Keshi $392K
29 Bosnia & Herzegovina Safet Susic $352K
30 Croatia Niko Kovac $271K
31 Ghana James Kwesi Appiah $251K
32 Mexico (Q) Miguel Herrera $209K
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