Where Ralf Rangnick ranks among 10 best-paid managers and Premier League bosses

Ralf Rangnick is set to be paid a fortune after being appointed interim manager at Manchester United as he faces the task of getting their season back on track.

The Red Devils find themselves a whopping 15 points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea already as Rangnick takes over from caretaker boss Carrick with the aim of improving on their current 10th place position.

United lured the highly-rated German away from his role as Locomotive Moscow’s sporting director by offering double his salary.

Daily Star Sport understands that Rangnick’s £3.8million-a-year deal at Moscow has been increased to £7.6million by the Old Trafford side, meaning he will earn a weekly wage of around £150,000 until the end of the season, where he will take on the role of Sporting Director.

We take a look at how Rangnick ranks among the world’s 10-best paid managers below.

10. Thomas Tuchel – £5.5million

You could be forgiven for thinking the manager of the team that won the Champions League last season at one of the richest clubs in the world would be higher on the list.

Thomas Tuchel was appointed Chelsea boss in January 2021 where he penned a £5.5million-per-year deal, keeping him at the club until 2024.

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His lucrative salary, however, is undoubtedly worth every penny due to the way in which he has transformed the Blues since taking over.

Chelsea currently sit atop the Premier League table after 14 matches played this season.

9. Mauricio Pochettino – £6million

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The Paris Saint-Germain boss’ salary pales in comparison to what star players Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar earn in the French capital.

Yet it is enough to put him ahead of Tuchel by £500,000, having replaced the German at the start of the year.

Pochettino is still in search of his first major silverware as a manager as the pressure mounts on him to secure PSG’s first ever Champions League title.

8. Julian Nagelsmann – £7million

Bayern Munich prized the highly-rated manager away from rivals RB Leipzig in the summer following Hansi Flick’s departure.

The German giants paid Leipzig just under £22million for his services, while the 34-year-old himself earns £7million-a-year.

Nagelsmann has thus far built on Flick’s already devastating Bayern side, ensuring that they topped their Champions League group and sit top of the Bundesliga while playing their fast, expansive football.

7. Massimiliano Allegri – £7.5million

The Italian returned to Juventus in the summer where he had previously won five back-to-back Serie A titles.

They were unable to clinch their 10th consecutive Scudetto last season under Andrea Pirlo and so Allegri was brought in to steady the ship.

He is understood to be on a salary of £7.5million but has struggled to get results this season, with Juventus currently in seventh place.

6. Ralf Rangnick – £7.6million

Rangnick’s arrival in Manchester is the start of a new direction for the Red Devils after nearly a decade of mediocrity.

His whopping salary not only makes him the sixth highest earner in world football but the fourth-best paid in the Premier League.

He is credited with pioneering the gegenpress while influencing swathes of promising young German coaches with his direct, vertical football.

5. Jurgen Klopp – £9million

Jurgen Klopp is the fourth German head coach in the top 10, earning £9million-per-year at Liverpool under his current contract, which expires in 2024.

Klopp is expected to stay until his deal runs out, which gives the Reds plenty of time to extend their dynasty at the top of world football.

The former Dortmund boss has guided Liverpool to a sixth Champions League and their first ever Premier League trophy since taking over in 2015.

4. Jose Mourinho – £11million

While believed by many to be past his best, Jose Mourinho’s fourth place ranking among the highest earning managers in the world argues otherwise.

He was dismissed by Spurs in April this year before returning to Italy to take over from Paulo Fonseca at Roma.

The Portuguese manager earns a reported £11million in the Italian capital, though his side currently sits six points off the top-four in Serie A.

3. Diego Simeone – £12.5million

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone is almost synonymous with the club after a decade in charge.

He has built a reputation in forming fearsome and highly-competitive sides which led the club to two Champions League finals and two La Liga titles.

The success and stability he offers has earned him a staggering £12.5million-per-year salary.

2. Antonio Conte – £13million

New Tottenham manager Antonio Conte has soared to second place on the highest-earners list following his appointment.

He reportedly earns £13million-a-year, also placing him second in the list of Premier League managers.

The Italian will be hoping to bring some of the same success he achieved at Inter Milan to a Spurs side which have underperformed this season.

1. Pep Guardiola – £19.5million

Pep Guardiola stands alone on his enormous £19.5million salary.

The Manchester City boss is regarded one of the greatest of all time and so dwarfs what many of his competitors earn.

Guardiola has delivered three titles, one FA Cup and four League Cups to the Etihad club since his appointment in 2016.

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