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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is the highest paid manager in the Premier League, according to a study. The former Barcelona man recently signed a new contract at the Etihad Stadium and the Spaniard saw his wages increase dramatically under the new terms.

Guardiola’s deal at City was due to expire this summer, but much to the relief of the club’s supporters, he put pen to paper on a two-year extension in November, which runs until 2023.

The former Barca manager and midfielder joined the Citizens in 2016 and has completely transformed the Manchester club’s style of play, leading them to two Premier League titles along the way.

Guardiola isn’t the only huge name in charge of a Premier League side, with some very high-profile coaches arriving last season.

Following Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking as Tottenham boss during the last campaign, Jose Mourinho was swiftly appointed as the new manager.

Former Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti also made a return to England, joining Everton following Marco Silva’s sacking as manager in December 2019.

Here, we have listed the top 10 highest paid managers in the Premier League, as per Sportekz, and it makes for some interesting reading.

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Premier League manager wages: Liverpool's Klopp 2nd highest but Man Utd boss Solskjaer 7th

Premier League manager wages: Liverpool’s Klopp 2nd highest but Man Utd boss Solskjaer 7th (Image: GETTY)

10. Roy Hodgson (Crystal Palace)

Hodgson arrived at Crystal Palace in September 2017 and has done a very steady job with the Eagles during his three years at the club.

The former England boss is on big money too, with Sportekz stating that he earns £93,750-a-week – that is £4.5million annually.

=8. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City)

Rodgers took over as manager of Leicester City in February 2019 following his successful spell at Scottish club Celtic.

The former Liverpool boss has completely transformed the way the Foxes play and has turned the club into top four contenders.

The Northern Irishman apparently takes home £5m-per-year which calculates to £105,000 on a weekly basis.

=8. Mikel Arteta (Arsenal)

It was a huge decision when Arsenal decided to appoint Arteta as the club’s manager after Unai Emery’s sacking in November 2019.

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Marcelo Bielsa

Premier League manager wages: Liverpool’s Klopp 2nd highest but Man Utd boss Solskjaer 7th (Image: GETTY)

They went with the Spaniard, who had no previous managerial experience, and it’s been a mixed time for the ex-Gunners midfielder, despite last year’s FA Cup success.

However, financially, he’s doing very well, and places eighth on the list – pocketing £5m every year and £105,000-a-week.

7. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)

Solskjaer is really starting to show his worth at Manchester United now, with his side currently top of the Premier League after 17 games.

The Norwegian was initially appointed as interim manager by United, but following a strong spell of form during his temporary deal, the 20-times league champions handed him a three-year contract.

That deal is due to expire next summer, but that contract currently places him in seventh on the list, with the United boss earning £7.8m every year and £160,000-a-week.

6. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United)

Bielsa took Leeds back to the Premier League for the first time in over 16 years, after a fantastic year in the 2019/20 Championship season.

The Argentine manager has a unique style of play, which has attracted many plaudits, but its fair share of critics as well.

The Whites manager earns £8m annually and takes home £166,660 every week, according to the website.

5. Frank Lampard (Chelsea)

Chelsea appointed club legend Lampard in the summer of 2019 after sacking Italian coach Maurizio Sarri and have seen mixed success, with a 17-game unbeaten run between October and December followed by a recent slump in form.

The 42-year-old reportedly earns just over £8m on an annual basis, which is slightly above Bielsa, with a £166,850 weekly wage.

4. Carlo Ancelotti (Everton)

When Ancelotti was confirmed as Everton’s new manager, it came as a slight surprise to many, with the Italian being such a high-profile name.

So it’s no surprise that the former AC Milan boss is so high up on the list of highest paid managers in the Premier League.

The 61-year-old earns £11m every year, taking home £230,000 on a weekly basis, but Toffees supporters won’t mind that considering how he’s got their team playing this season.

Jurgen Klopp

Premier League manager wages: Liverpool’s Klopp 2nd highest but Man Utd boss Solskjaer 7th (Image: GETTY)

3. Jose Mourinho (Tottenham)

One of the biggest names in football, Mourinho made his highly anticipated Premier League return when taking over Tottenham from Pochettino in 2019.

The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager earns a whopping £15m-a-year and £313,000 every week to place him third on the list.

2. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)

Klopp has done a sensational job since taking over Liverpool in October 2015, with the Reds now the reigning champions of England.

The charismatic German coach has remodelled the Merseyside club and is unsurprisingly one of the highest paid managers in the top-flight.

Klopp is currently earning just over £15m-a-year, with his weekly wage being slightly higher than Mourinho’s at £313,500.

1. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)

Guardiola is the highest paid manager in the Premier League right now, according to the website, with his new big-money contract pulling him away from Klopp.

According to information provided by the Transfer Window Podcast, the Manchester City manager’s annual salary has increased from £15m to £19.5m, which was effective immediately after agreeing a new contract in November 2020.



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