We've read many stories over the years about how well managers are paid in the Premier League, and Jurgen Klopp, who has been in charge the longest of all and achieved great success, is clearly one of the highest paid managers.
Only Pep Guardiola should be paid better than Klopp. The Manchester City manager signed a new contract in November 2022, expiring in the summer of 2025. The contract Klopp signed earlier that year expires in the summer of 2026.
Klopp has been linked several times with the Germany national team manager's job, and it is understood they want him – but there are reasons why that won't happen, and one of the reasons is finances.
He claims to earn more than £43 million a year
According to the Vice President of the German Football Association, Ralf Uwe Schaffert, the Liverpool coach receives a very good salary, amounting to 43.3 million pounds sterling annually. This corresponds to a staggering annual salary of NOK 566 million.
More than half of that comes from sponsors. Klopp has lucrative personal care deals with Adidas, Erdinger, Opel, VR-Bank, Peloton, Deutsche Vermögensberatung and German Sky.
– The German Football Association cannot pay Jurgen Klopp’s salaries. He has a fixed income of €24 million a year, plus €26 million in guaranteed sponsorship income, so he earns €50 million, Schaffert tells to focus. It was thisisanfield.com Who wrote about it first.
If true, Klopp would earn approximately £20.8m a year at Liverpool. It doesn't seem unreasonable, as in his previous deal he reportedly earned £16m a year before bonuses, according to previous reports.
The Etihad vice-president does not seem to have faith in his ability to attract a manager of Klopp's caliber to the job in the future, due to the economy.
– The next national team manager can no longer get the same as Hansi Flick, because the Football Association can no longer afford him. There is hardly a coach in the Bundesliga who now earns less than a million euros. He says the issue is out of control, and almost impossible to curb.
Julian Nagelsmann took over as coach of the German national team last September, but will sit out until after the European Championship on home soil next summer.
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