Under pressure Sam Allardyce is one of the highest earning managers in the world
Sam Allardyce is feeling the heat as manager of struggling West Ham, but of consolation will be the fact he is one of the highest paid managers in the world.
It may come of some surprise that the Hammers manager is the 13th highest paid manager in world football, equal with England manager Roy Hodgson and just behind Brendan Rodgers and Benfica’s Jorge Jesus on the periphery of the top 10 with a salary of a cool €3.6 million
The Hammers are on a dismal run of form, one place of the foot of the table and the past week has been particularly harrowing for all concerned with the club.
A weakened side was humbled 5-0 by Nottingham Forest in the FA Cup, while Allardyce’s men were steamrolled 6-0 at the Etihad last night in the first-leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final.
The former Bolton, Newcastle and Blackburn manager signed a lucrative two-year contract extension last summer after leading the club to 10th place in the table.
He has been given assurances by the club owners his position is secure, but should the run continue, then the board may be under pressure to take costly action.
Here are highest paid managers in the world.
1. Pep Guardiola (Bayern Munich) €18 million
2. Jose Mourinho (Chelsea) €10.1 million
3. Marcello Lippi (Guangzhou) €10 million
4. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) €8.3 million
5. Fabio Capello (Russia) €7.9 million
6. Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid) €7.6 million
7. David Moyes (Manchester United) €6 million
8. Tata Martino (Barcelona) €5.4 million
9. Jurgen Klopp (Borussia Dortmund) €4.3 million
10. Manuel Pellegrini (Manchester City) €4.2 million