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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?

11 Comments

  1. I’m surprised Ferguson isn’t topping the list but i’m happy that Newcastle aren’t paying Kinnear a hefty wage.

  2. It’s a surprise not to see a Chelsea manager in there. Then again, what with Guus Hiddink only being “temporary”, I assume he’s on a pittance compared to these…

  3. “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”

    Yeah clearly not…but winning the Champions league,FA Cup,Charity Shield,Super Cup…getting Liverpool challenging again after 19years and making them the # 1 team to beat in Europe ,all in 5 season would suggest his worth every penny…honestly whats David Moyes done to deserve that in his time?

  4. The special one deserves it! it’s interesting that Sir Alex is not the top paid gaffer in the EPL considering Man U is always contending for all the major trophies, and he is a knight!!! but it is the twilight zone in the EPL this year: http://deciphersoccer.com/2009/03/04/the-premiership-twilight-zone/

  5. Wenger is the highest paid but why don’t he using his power to buy established player..??
    With young guns it will take times before they gone.. Like Flamini, Hleb.
    Maybe Van Persie and Fabregas next..

  6. @ least its now makin sense. Wenger deserves each en every cent. Hes the best manager en he deserves t@. Kudos to him. Hes gat well nurtured young team.NO need of buyin already established goons like Man Useless en the rest…

  7. Dts cool,4 wenger 2 top all of them with their money nd mouth.WENGER,ORIE 4KA SIBE

  8. btw benitez will top of all of them with his new contract and wenger does not deserve it i think he sucks but im suprised to see others like mark hughes redknapp, no chelsea? martin? mmm

  9. You guys should know that Arsene Wenger has a Master degree in economist. He does not only bring his team in the top 4 every year, he also make the club save lot of money

  10. rafeal should be the top

  11. I was going crazy with the last Gunners game the other day, id love it if we can keep the points coming and get top of the league, Come on you gunners!

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