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Ten Highest Paid Coaches To Look Out At The 2018 World Cup

Sports by Published on Updated on 26 May, 2018

10. Oscar Tabarez

CAPTION: Oscar Tabarez SOURCE: FIFA

Also known as El Maestro (The Teacher), Uruguayan coach and former footballer, Oscar Tabarez has been managing the team since 1980.

Started his managerial career from the Uruguayan based football club Bella Vista, he has managed several teams including Danubio, Montevideo Wanderers, Boca Juniors, Cagliari, and Milan.

Tabarez currently manages Uruguayan national team leading them to the 2018 World Cup. He is one of the highest paid coaches with the salary of $1.9 million (£1.47 million).

9. Jorge Sampaoli

CAPTION: Jorge Sampaoli SOURCE: Goal.com

Started out as a youth player and switched to managerial career since 2002 from the Peruvian side Juan Aurich, Jorge Sampaoli currently manages the Argentine national team in the 2018 World Cup.

He has managed the teams like Sporting Cristal, O’Higgins, Chile, and Sevilla, and is best known for his attacking tactics which are similar to those of Marcelo Bielsa.

He is one of the highest paid coaches at the 2018 World Cup with the salary amounting to $2.06 million (£1.55 million).

8. Gareth Southgate

CAPTION: Gareth Southgate SOURCE: Daily Express

A former English player and currently the coach of the England national team, Gareth Southgate has made 57 appearances for the England national team, featuring in the 1998 FIFA World Cup and both the 1996 and 2000 European Championships.

He previously coached Middlesbrough and England U20 team and became the coach of the English national squad in 2016. He is one of the highest paid coaches at the 2018 World Cup with the salary amounting to $2.2 million (£1.69 million).

7. Carlos Queiroz

CAPTION: Carlos Queiroz SOURCE: Metro

He has been the manager of the successful teams like Portugal national team and Spanish side Real Madrid and was Alex Ferguson's assistant manager at English club Manchester United. He is none other than Carlos Queiroz.

Started his managerial career from the Portugal U20 team, he has managed other teams such as Sporting CP, U.A.E., and South Africa, and is currently managing the IR Iran national team for the 2018 World Cup.

He is the longest-serving coach in the history of Iran national team after serving for over seven years and has won several awards as a coach in junior levels, and has been successful at senior and club levels as well.

He is one of the highest paid coaches with the salary of $2.2 million (£1.69 million).

6. Fernando Santos

CAPTION: Fernando Santos, The Coach SOURCE: beIN SPORTS

No words to describe the Portuguese manager, as he led the Portugal squad to victory in Euro 2016. A retired player who played as a defender, Fernando Santos was appointed as the coach for the Portuguese team since 2014.

He has managed many other teams including Estoril, Porto, Sporting, Benfica, and Greece, and led the Portuguese national squad to the 2018 World Cup. He is one of the highest paid coaches with the salary of $2.5 million (£1.91 million).

5. Stanislav Cherchesov

CAPTION: Stanislav Cherchesov SOURCE: Futbolgrad

He was appointed as the head coach of the Russian national team in August 20 with the target of reaching the semi-finals of the 2018 World Cup.

Cherchesov played for Russia at the 1994 and 2002 World Cups, and Euro 96 and has made 39 appearances for a national team. He has managed the teams such as Kufstein, Dynamo Moscow, and Legia Warsaw.

He is one of the highest paid coaches with the salary of $2.9 million (£2.21 million).

4. Julen Lopetegui

CAPTION: Julen Lopetegui SOURCE: Birmingham Mail

Julen Lopetegui, a former Spanish footballer, is currently the manager of the Spanish national team leading them to World Cup 2018.

He played 149 games in La Liga over 11 seasons, appearing in the competition for Real Madrid, Logroñés, Barcelona and Rayo Vallecano.

Started his managerial career in 2003, he spent several years in charge of Spain's youth teams and led the under-19 and under-21 sides to European titles. He is one of the highest paid coaches with the salary of $3.4 million (£2.58 million).

3. Didier Deschamps

CAPTION: Didier Deschamps SOURCE: Sky Sports

A retired French football player and current manager of the France national squad, Didier Deschamps has played for several clubs such as Marseille, Juventus, Chelsea, and Valencia, as well as Nantes and Bordeaux.

He has won two Ligue 1 titles in 1991 and 1992, and was part of the Marseille squad that became the first, and so far only, French club to win the UEFA Champions League. Deschamps became the youngest captain ever to lead his team to win the title, with the Champions League victory.

He is one of the highest paid coaches with the salary of $4.01 million (£3.02 million).

2. Tite

CAPTION: Tite SOURCE: Goal.com

Well known for his rhetoric and his demeanor off the pitch, Tite is one of the best coaches in the history of Brazilian football.

Started his managerial career in the early 90s from Guarany de Garibaldi, he has managed the teams such as Internacional, Al Wahda, and Corinthians.

He became the coach of the Brazil national team in 2016 and is leading the team in the 2018 World Cup, Russia.

He is one of the highest paid coaches with the salary of $4.01 million (£3.02 million).

1. Joachim Low

CAPTION: Joachim Low SOURCE: Evening Standard

He led the Germany national squad to victory at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia. He has managed as an assistant coach for the German team from 2004-2006 and has been serving as head coach of the team since 2006.

He is the highest paid coach with a salary amounting to $4.4 million (£3.31 million), and will be leading the team in the 2018 World Cup, Russia.