The Rundown

Top 30 best paid managers

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Jose Mourinho famously describes himself as the Special One and it has been revealed he is also drawing a very special salary at Real Madrid - the highest in world football in fact.

Portuguese marketing agency Futebol Finance have published their list of the top coaching salaries in the game and Mourinho comes out on top with an eye-watering £8.4 million per annum.

His great rival at Barcelona, Pep Guardiola, and Guus Hiddink, who recently accepted the job of managing cash-rich Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala, are joint second with salaries of £6.3m.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Manchester City's Roberto Mancini is the highest paid manager in England at £5m, ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson, who is paid £4m per annum by Manchester United.

However, there are some surprisingly high entries from the Premier League, with Mark Hughes, manager of relegation candidates QPR, earning a salary of £3m which makes him the 13th highest paid manager in the global game.

In fact, Hughes is paid more than World Cup winning coach Vicente del Bosque (£1.8m), Germany's Joachim Loew (£2m) and coach of German champions Borussia Dortmund, Juergen Klopp (£1.8m).

Visit Futebol Finance for full details.

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