Wages Of Top 20 Coaches In Europe – Is Rafa There?

Rafa Benitez is well paid at Newcastle and the general word on his wages was that he was getting £5M/year over the three years of his Newcastle contract.

That’s fairly close according to a new analysis conducted by Finance Football on the best paid coaches in Europe, with Rafa actually getting €5M – which with today’s exchange rate is £4.46M.

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Rafa Benitez – seems to be happy with €5M/year wages

It looks like  Rafa is joint 11th in the table below and just outside the top 10 – not bad for a manager in England’s second division, at least for this season.

Maybe if Newcastle become a Premier League club next May he’ll be able to make that top 10?

Certainly he’s worth every penny that the man is being paid, because not only is he completely transforming the Newcastle squad, but he’s also identifying and directing changes to the facilities to make Newcastle United into one of the best clubs in Europe.

The extra revenue Newcastle will get this season from the season ticket sales and attendances will more than pay for his wages.

And then hopefully once we get back into the Premier League,  finishing higher up in the table with the extra revenue the club will receive from that will again more than pay for his wages.

Here’s the table produced by Finance Football which shows Pep Guardiola getting €18M (£16.07) from money-bags Manchester City, Carlo Ancelotti getting €15M (£13.39M) from Bayern Munich and Jose Mourinho getting a measly €14.5M (£12.95) from Manchester United.


Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • 2_goal_tino

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #1

    If Koeman is getting paid that at Everton then Rafa needs a pay rise.

    I’m interested about Saivet’s role this season. Supposedly, he was signed as a DM and he certainly hasn’t impressed in that position with us. But he only played half a season as a DM before signing for us. He has spent his whole career as an attacking midfielder/winger. Given how light of numbers we are for wingers, I imagine someone will have to fill in on the wings during the season. It looks like this will be covered by a combination of Janmaat, Anita, Gayle and Perez. I’d like to see Saivet get some game time on the wings – more of a ‘natural’ winger than most of those.

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #2

    I see Pritchard is going to Brighton – does that mean Knockaert is available?

  • ToonRich

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #3

    REPOST from last thread:

    ToonRich // Aug 2, 2016 at 12:50 PM #14

    I see Brighton are close to sealing a deal for Pritchard…could that pave the way for AK to leave for us? ? heres to wishful thinking!!

    Funk, I posted that and got no response!!

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #4

    @ ToonRich

    I have been reading on Twitter and it seems that Knockaert could still be staying as he plays in a different position.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #5

    I’d take AC over McCormack any day, price would be about the same.

  • ToonRich

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #6

    @ Mr Funk, I had a feeling that maybe the case, dont Brighton use Knockaert on the right and Pritchard is more a central/left player. Shame, cause AK could really light up St James on a miserable wednesday night!!

  • Mr Funk

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #7

    @ Toon Rich

    Pritchard played mainly as an AMC, whereas Knockaert played right wing last season.

  • TacoFlavoredKisses ForMyBen-arfa

    Aug 2, 2016 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    Final League Position 1st
    Final no. of points 96
    League Cup round Winner!
    FA Cup round 4th round
    Player of the Season (Blog) Richie
    Top goal scorer (TGS) Mitro
    No. of goals for TGS 18


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