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Jose Mourinho Taking It Easy With Chelsea
Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is the best-paid coach in world football, according to a new list released on Tuesday.

French weekly sports publication France Football have published their annual rich list, which shows Mourinho is now out-earning his coaching nemesis, Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola ? who has the second-largest coaching salary in the world game.

The Blues boss ? who earns a cool ?17m a year ? had suggested he took a pay cut to return to Stamford Bridge last summer, but that assertion has been dashed by the latest index.

Arsene Wenger is the next best-paid Premier League boss, receiving little over half that of Mourinho, while former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini is enjoying a bumper pay day at Galatasaray, having left the Etihad last summer.

Mancini squeezes into the top three, edging ahead of Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti on ?14m a year.

Despite receiving a? ?1.5m pay rise after quitting Paris Saint-Germain for the Bernabeu, Ancelotti? – who was on the podium in last year?s annual list ? slipped to fourth, ahead of Russia coach Fabio Capello and Guangzhou Evergrande manager Marcello Lippi.

Meanwhile,Lionel Messi has been named as the highest-earning player ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo.

Neymar is the only other current La Liga player in the top 10, coming in at third.

Messi leads the way with earnings of ?41m, slightly ahead of Ronaldo?s ?39.5m. Neymar is some way behind on ?29m.

There are players with Spanish connections elsewhere in the top 10, including former Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao, who comes in sixth, on ?21.2m, a place behind Zlatan Ibrahimovic, ex of Barcelona, on ?23.5m.

Sergio Aguero, Manchester City?s former Atletico forward, is behind Falcao on ?19.7m, while Fernando Torres is in 11th place with ?16.2m.

Source Francefootball

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