Didier Deschamps – coach of the defending champion France – has only the third highest income among strategists competing in the 2022 World Cup.
HLV Hansi Flick
According to Footy Accumulators, Hansi Flick earns the highest salary at $6.7 million per year. This 57-year-old military leader has led the German team since last summer, replacing coach Joachim Low – his predecessor’s contract was terminated immediately after Euro 2021.
Flick was Low’s assistant in the 2014 World Cup-winning coaching staff. He made a splash during his two seasons in charge of Bayern, including winning six titles – Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, German Super Cup, European Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup season 2019-2020.
HLV Gareth Southgate
The second highest earner is Gareth Southgate with $6 million a year when he leads England.
Deschamps – the coach who led France to win the 2018 World Cup in Russia – ranked third with $ 3.9 million. Brazil coach Tite and Dutch coach Louis van Gaal close the top 5 highest-paid coaches at the 2022 World Cup, earning $3.7 million and $3 million per year, respectively.
HLV Felix Sanchez Bas
Felix Sanchez Bas is the only Asian coach to make the top 10, with $2.5 million from Qatar. At the 2022 World Cup, host Qatar is in Group A, meeting Ecuador on November 20, Senegal on November 25, and the Netherlands on November 29.
Tunisia’s coach Jalel Kadri has the lowest salary, with 115,000 USD. On top are Aliou Cisse (Senegal) with $ 275,000, Rigobert Song (Cameroon) with $ 302,000, Luis Fernando Suarez (Costa Rica) with $ 311,000, and Robert Page (Welsh) with $ 340,000.
The salaries of coaches attending the 2022 World Cup are far behind their club-level colleagues, with Diego Simeone leading the way, receiving $42 million a year at Atletico. In second place is Pep Guardiola with $ 25 million at Man City, and Jurgen Klopp is right behind with $ 20 million from Liverpool.
Top 10 coaches with the highest salary in the 2022 World Cup:
Hans-Dieter Flick (Germany – 6.7 million USD), Gareth Southgate (UK – 6 million USD), Didier Deschamps (France – 3.9 million USD), Tite (Brazil – 3.7 million USD), Louis van Gaal (Netherlands – 3 million USD), Gerardo Martino (Mexico – 3 million USD), Lionel Scaloni (Argentina – 2.7 million USD), Felix Sánchez Bas (Qatar – 2.5 million USD), Fernando Santos (Portugal) – 2.3 million USD), Murat Yakin (Switzerland – 1.7 million USD).
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