It's no secret that most of the players competing at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia are multimillionaires. But what about their coaches? The ones who are actually getting paid by the football associations they represent at the World Cup. Well, they're not doing so bad for themselves either.
According to estimates published by the Mirror, Germany's Joachim Löw is the highest-paid manager at this year's tournament with an annual salary of €3.8 million, followed by Brazil's Tite and France's Didier Deschamps at €3.6 million each. While those salaries are more than most people will earn in a lifetime, they're still small compared to what the highest-paid managers at club level make: According to France Football, José Mourinho makes €26 million a year at Manchester United and it's safe to assume that other Premier League managers, such as Liverpool's Jürgen Klopp and Manchester City's Pep Guardiola earn more than €10 million a year as well.
That's no reason to feel bad for international managers however. Even the lowest-paid managers at the World Cup make a very decent living. Senegal's Aliou Cissé has the "worst" contract of the 32 coaches but still makes roughly €200,000 a year.