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The richest football managers in the world revealed as Man Utd legend secures top spot

The richest managers in world football have been revealed in a new list.

Coaches across the globe are earning far more than their star players in the modern era.

Pep Guardiola is regarded as the best manager around right now, helping Manchester City reach the pinnacle of club football.

City won the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League last year, becoming the first team since bitter rivals Manchester United to achieve the treble.

Guardiola signed a new contact with City last year, keeping him at the club until 2025 at least.

The 52-year-old said: “I can’t say thank you enough to everyone at the club for trusting me. I am happy and comfortable here. I have everything I need to do my job as best as possible.

“I know the next chapter of this club will be amazing for the next decade. It happened over the last ten years, and it will happen in the next ten years because this club is so stable.

“From day one I felt something special being here. I cannot be in a better place.

“I still have the feeling there is more we can achieve together and that is why I want to stay and continue fighting for trophies.”

Guardiola has been City manager since 2016. (Image Credit: Getty)

He’s still not the wealthiest manager in the world, however. In fact, Guardiola is only third, with two huge names in front of him.

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Check out the entire top 10 list below:

10.) Arsene Wenger (Last job, Arsenal) – £38 million

9.) Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool) – £39 million

8.) Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) – £40 million

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7.) Sir Alex Ferguson (Last job, Manchester United) – £56 million

6.) Steven Gerrard (Al Ettifaq) – £71 million

5.) Zinedine Zidane (Last job, Real Madrid) – £99 million

4.) Pep Guardiola (Manchester City) – £100 million

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3.) Jose Mourinho (Roma) – £100 million

2.) Diego Simeone (Atletico Madrid) – £102 million

1.) Wayne Rooney (Birmingham City) – £125 million

Rooney is top of the list. (Image Credit: Getty)

Arsene Wenger, Sir Alex Ferguson and Zinedine Zidane are the three inactive managers to make the list.

In first place is Wayne Rooney, who has taken charge of Championship outfit Birmingham City.

Rooney spent 13 years as a player with Manchester United, becoming their all-time top goalscorer while winning 16 major honours.

The England legend is yet to win a game as Birmingham manager with the club currently 18th in the league.

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