As Newcastle prepares to pay £14 million to recruit Brendan Rodgers, here are the top ten manager compensation packages ever.
In the aftermath of Newcastle United’s £13 million bid for Brendan Rodgers, Brinkwire Sport looks at the top 10 manager pay packets ever, including four former Chelsea managers on the list.
Since taking over, Newcastle United’s new owners have made no secret of their lofty objectives, and they’ve now set their sights on enticing Brendan Rodgers to Tyneside.
However, it has subsequently been revealed that the current Leicester manager has no desire to make the move.
Rodgers would have been one of the most expensive managers ever if he had wanted to turn around the Magpies’ woes, with a reputed £14 million buyout clause.
But where would he have ranked in terms of the largest payments ever made to secure a manager if he had received that amount?
Brinkwire Sport examines the ten most expensive managers in history.
Bayern Munich made news last summer when they paid a record amount of more than £21 million to bring Nagelsmann to Munich.
The German giants signed the 33-year-old to replace Hansi Flick, with Nagelsmann’s former side, RB Leipzig, benefiting from his massive release clause.
Nagelsmann, who began his coaching career with Hoffenheim in 2015 at the youthful age of 28, had established himself as one of the finest coaches in the modern game.
Tottenham attempted a last-ditch attempt to sabotage the move, but Bayern secured their man.
Despite paying by far the most amount ever paid for a manager, it appears to be a wise move, with Bayern Munich already sitting atop the Bundesliga table.
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When Villas-Boas moved from Porto to Chelsea in 2011, he followed in the footsteps of Jose Mourinho.
Villas-Boas was instantly dubbed the “second coming” of the former Blues manager after leading his previous club to glory in his own Portugal.
Unfortunately for him and Chelsea, his time at the club was not quite as successful as Mourinho’s.
He was fired after only eight months in London after failing to mount a credible title challenge.
That set the tone for the rest of his career, as the Portuguese coach went on to manage Tottenham Hotspur, Zenit Saint Petersburg, Shanghai SIPG, and Marseille, all of whom failed miserably.
Despite this, following Newcastle’s takeover earlier this month, he has been linked with the role.
It’s maybe unsurprising that Newcastle was quoted such a high price for the Leicester. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.