REVEALED: The Salary of Every Head Coach Leading a Country at Euro 2016

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England head coach Roy Hodgson is the highest paid of any of the men leading a country into Euro 2016 in France this summer, while of a number of international coaches are earning less in a year than some of their players do in a week at club level.

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Findings from the Daily Mail have revealed that Hodgson is pocketing £3.5m each and every year in his role with the Three Lions. Soon to be Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been on £3.15m annually as Italy coach, while Turkish legend Fatih is a surprising third on £2.7m.

World Cup winners Joachim Low and Vicente earn less at £2.15m and £2m respectively, while Austria’s Marcel Koller and the Republic of Ireland’s Martin O’Neill are the only head coaches to be paid £1m or more.

Hodgson’s handsome £3.5m annual pay packet is precisely £3.5m more than Leonid Slutksy is earning as Russia boss. Already CSKA Moscow manager, he took a second job to lead the national team after the Russian Federation was left feeling burnt following Fabio Capello’s departure and isn’t actually taking home any wages – only bonuses – for his work.

.It takes Cristiano Ronaldo less than a month to earn the £962,000 that his Portugal national team boss Fernando Santos earns in twelve, while Gareth Bale out earns Wales coach Chris Coleman, on £200,000 per year, in a single week.

The same can be said for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Swedish boss Erik Hamren (£154,000).

Belgium are the best European team in the world according to June’s FIFA rankings, but Marc Wilmots is only earning £515,000 to lead them. Croatia’s Ante Caric is on a basic wage of just £192,000, but Swedish coach is surprisingly earning as much as £3460,000 in his role with Iceland.

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Besides Slutsky, the only other coach earning less than £100,000 is Romanian boss Anghel Iordanescu. He came out of retirement to take over his country in 2014 and oversaw his team preserve the best defensive record on the whole continent in qualifying.

Coach Country​ Annual Salary​
Roy Hodgson​ England​ £3.5m​
Antonio Conte​ Italy​ £3.15m​
Fatih Terim​ Turkey​ £2.7m​
Joachim Löw​ Germany​ ​£2.15m
​Vicente del Bosque Spain​ £2m​
Didier Deschamps​ France​ £1.3m​
Marcel Koller​ Austria​ £1.15m​
Martin O’Neill​ Republic of Ireland​ £1m​
Fernando Santos​ Portugal​ £962,000​
Bernd Storck​ Hungary​ £770,000​
Vladimir Petkovic​ Switzerland​ £575,000​
Marc Wilmots​ Belgium​ £515,000​
Lars Lagerbeck ​Iceland ​£346,000
Michael O’Neill​ Northern Ireland​ £250,000​
Chris Coleman​ Wales​ £200,000​
Adam Nawalka​ Poland​ £200,000​
Ante Caric​ Croatia​ £192,000​
Pavel Vrba​ Czech Republic​ £175,000​
Erik Hamren​ Sweden​ £154,000​
Giani de Biasi​ Albania​ £154,000​
Jan Kozak​ Slovakia​ £138,000​
Mykhaylo Fomenko​ Ukraine​ £104,000​
​Anghel Iordanescu Romania​ £92,000​
Leonid Slutsky​ Russia​ Bonuses Only​

  • Jennifer

    Good for them