We know Jose is the special one, earning a corking £7m per year at Inter Milan but who earns the most in the Premier League?
With the players earning bucket loads of cash, it seems the managers are not doing too badly either. A thumbs up all round..
6. Rafael Benitez – Liverpool – £2.5m
Value for money? Well he certainly thought so when he got Rick Parry sacked. But his mental outburst followed by immediate downturn in form and subsequent exit from the title race is not going to help Rafa up his wage during his much-publicised contract negotiations.
5. Mark Hughes – Man City – £3m
Another who is nowhere close to living up to expectations, even if those expectations were set by your unreasonably optimistic new owners. Excuses can be made about building “his” team but the problem with having a sugar daddy is being able to pick between the players you want and the players you need. So far it’s been a bit of hit-and-miss for Hughes.
4. Harry Redknapp – Spurs – £3m
If Harry keeps Spurs up, he’ll be worth every penny. After that? Well, it wouldn’t be Spurs if there was a long term plan here.
3. David Moyes – Everton – £3.2m
Deservedly #3 on this list. What Moyes has done over his tenure has been nothing short of amazing given his budget, injuries and relatively small squad. Everton are consistently difficult to beat, organized and come ready to win every match. The poster boy for giving your manager time (unless he sucks).
2. Alex Ferguson – Man Utd – £3.6m
The only shock here is that Ferguson isn’t on top of this list, and there isn’t a lot more that needs to be said about Ferguson. So we won’t.
1. Arsene Wenger – Arsenal – £4.5m
Not a good time for Wenger to be topping any “highest paid” lists considering the very strategies and policies that got him here are also proving the undoing of his current side. Blooding youngsters relentlessly was great when there was an experienced spine to his team, but the inconsistency Arsenal are showing now is a result of over-reliance on youth.
Still, Arsene is Arsenal. You’d be hard pressed to find a gunner who would disagree.
So it’s a double thumbs up from Wenger, who do you think should earn the most in the Premier League?