The amount of money in football nowadays is ridiculous, with Saudi Arabia taking that to new extremes, as players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema play on salaries that people can only dream of.

But there isn't often coverage on the sort of figures that managers see on their pay cheque at the end of each month.

And, of course, big-money clubs require big-money managers. Here, Football FanCast breaks down each Premier League manager's salary.

Gary O'Neil - Wolves


While his present annual salary remains undisclosed, there is a belief that during his time at Bournemouth, O'Neil was earning around £1.5 million per year. The Englishman has witnessed a significant improvement in team performance since taking charge from Spanish manager Julen Lopetegui, who was apparently earning a £2.5m salary at Molineux.

Currently enjoying his time at Wolves, he even made an appearance on Monday Night Football to analyse his side's win against his former south coast team. While his primary focus this season will have been steering clear of relegation, Wolves have the capability to finish in the European places and upset some of the big boys, as they have done against Manchester City, Spurs and Chelsea this season. Time will tell where O'Neil and Wolves end up.

Chris Wilder - Sheffield United


Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder's salary is also unknown, though his previous deal at Bramall Lane was thought to be worth around £2.7m per year.

Wilder was brought in mid-campaign to replace the sacked Paul Heckingbottom, who was unable to turn around the Blades' poor early-season form. The 46-year-old had only led his side to one win in 14 top-flight games following their promotion from the Championship in 2022/23.

There is a certain irony in that Wilder suffered a similar fate the last time he was at the club, but he has at least managed to keep their faint survival hopes alive with a crucial away win at Luton Town.

Andoni Iraola - Bournemouth

£1m per year

Andoni Iraola only had one victory in the first ten Premier League matches this term. Expectations were high for the 41-year-old, especially considering the promising signings he made during the summer.

Thankfully, the Spaniard found his feet and the Cherries now have their fate in their own hands ahead of the season's crunch period, despite a downturn in form since the new year.

Iraola is among the lower earners in the division, reportedly making £1m per season under his two-year deal with the Cherries, though that may increase if he can keep them up comfortably.

Roberto De Zerbi - Brighton & Hove Albion

£1.5m per year

Roberto De Zerbi has helped turn Brighton & Hove Albion into every fan's second club - unless you're a Crystal Palace supporter, that is. Brighton are showcasing their skills on England's grandest stage. Surprisingly, though, the Italian manager earns a relatively modest £1.5 million per season.

Despite the seemingly low figure, De Zerbi has established himself as one of Europe's most promising managers after succeeding Graham Potter, who departed for the managerial role at Stamford Bridge. His exploits have led to him being linked to the soon-to-be-vacant post at Liverpool.

Vincent Kompany - Burnley

£2m per year

After a stellar season in the Championship last time out, Burnley have found it challenging to adapt to the demands of the Premier League. Former Manchester City defender Vincent Kompany currently ranks among the league's lowest earners. This stands in stark contrast to his tenure in the Championship, where he was the highest-paid manager last season, earning £2 million annually.

Kompany's success included achieving promotion in his inaugural season at the helm of Turf Moor, likely earning him additional bonuses. Now fighting it out near the bottom of the Premier League table, Kompany and his team face a significant challenge to secure a turnaround if they aim to avoid relegation and maintain their status as a top-flight team.

Rob Edwards - Luton Town

£2m per year

Life in the Premier League has been a rollercoaster for Rob Edwards and Luton, who are holding their own in the top flight following their play-off success last term.

Edwards' reported £2m salary highlights the lack of resources at Kenilworth Road, but this financial gap is being filled by their exploits on the pitch. Should the Hatters stay up, Edwards could well be in for a pay rise.

Nuno Espirito Santo - Nottingham Forest

Over £2m per year

Now in his third Premier League role, Nuno Espirito Santo has been tasked with steering Nottingham Forest to safety. The former Wolves and Spurs boss was thought to be made Forest's highest-paid manager when brought in by Evangelos Marinakis, and with predecessor Steve Cooper on a salary of £2m upon his departure, we can assume Espirito Santo is on a heftier wage.

Whether this will pay off for the Greek owner remains to be seen, with Forest perilously hovering above the drop zone heading into the spring.

Eddie Howe - Newcastle United

£4m per year

Since taking the helm at Newcastle United, the Toon boss has delivered nothing short of remarkable results, ensuring they're well ahead of schedule with a top-four finish in 2022/23. Under his leadership, the Magpies have not only soared to impressive heights, but also find themselves in contention for a European spot for the second consecutive season.

Should they achieve this significant milestone, it would serve as a testament to Eddie Howe's managerial prowess, with the added bonus of an extra £1 million supplementing his substantial £4 million annual salary.

Howe, renowned for his tactical acumen and adept player management, has orchestrated a successful transformation of the Tyneside club. His strategy, blending youthful talent with experience and implementing an exciting style of play that yields results, has positioned Newcastle United as a formidable force.

This transformative impact is especially noteworthy considering the challenges the club faced in the years preceding his arrival.

Marco Silva - Fulham

£4m per year

Silva has helped establish Fulham as a stable Premier League outfit since securing victory in the Championship and achieving promotion, further solidifying his position in the eyes of owner Shahid Khan. Since taking charge at Craven Cottage in 2021, the former Everton boss has worked wonders, earning a substantial £4 million salary along with an annual bonus of £500,000.

This high-profile success has clearly served as motivation for Silva, as his team currently sits comfortably clear of the relegation zone once more. Fans of the west London outfit should be optimistic about a strong push for the top half by May. Should that happen, expect Silva to receive another substantial pay rise to fend off bigger clubs.

Unai Emery - Aston Villa

£4m per year

Potentially the most underrated coach in the Premier League, Unai Emery has consistently demonstrated his managerial prowess. It's no easy feat to come from La Liga to the Premier League, but Emery has exceeded expectations. Emery's time at Villarreal was marked by various accomplishments, with his standout achievement being the remarkable victory in the Europa League in 2021. This triumph not only reaffirmed his status as a top-tier manager, but also played a crucial role in enhancing his market value.

The impact of his success was evident when he secured a lucrative deal with Aston Villa in the Premier League. Villa showed faith in Emery's abilities by offering him an impressive salary package of £4 million, coupled with potential bonuses totalling £1 million. These figures serve as a testament to Emery's managerial skills and the confidence the club has in his abilities.

David Moyes - West Ham

£4m per year

David Moyes has been around forever, so it's fair to say the Scotsman is no stranger to the league and the money it brings in. Moyes and his coaching team received £5.2m in compensation from Manchester United when he made way for Louis van Gaal in 2014.

Despite this, Moyes' extensive experience across various teams led to an enticing offer from West Ham United - a £4m salary deal accompanied by bonuses totalling £1 million. Moyes has since become a familiar face in east London, initially securing a six-month deal in 2017 before returning permanently in 2019.

Moyes has been under fire of late despite the Hammers tasting glory in Europe last term, so it remains to be seen how much longer he will be in the London Stadium hotseat.

Oliver Glasner - Crystal Palace

£4m per year

Oliver Glasner was recently appointed as Crystal Palace boss on a deal until 2026 and will earn in the region of £4m a year.

The Austrian managed five other teams before Palace, as well as taking up the roles of director of football, assistant manager, caretaker manager and sports coordinator at various clubs.

His recent managerial career has been respectable, with positive records at Eintracht Frankfurt and Wolfsburg in his last three managerial jobs.







Eintracht Frankfurt (July 2021 - June 2023)






Wolfsburg (July 2019 - June 2021)






LASK (June 2015 - June 2019)






SV Ried (June 2014 - May 2015)






Thomas Frank - Brentford

£4.5m per year

£4.5 million is a respectable amount of money for a very respectable manager. Thomas Frank, who assumed the role of Brentford's manager in 2018, has helped the club to the promised land of the Premier League. Over the past five years, the Danish manager has taken the team from relative obscurity to place among England's elite.

As the third-longest-serving manager behind Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola, Frank is reportedly set to receive an additional £500,000 as part of the club's performance-related bonus scheme. Currently positioned in mid-table once more, the return of Ivan Toney will enhance their prospects for a top-half finish by the end of the season.

Ange Postecoglou - Tottenham Hotspur

£5m per year

Certified good bloke Ange Postecoglou has successfully revitalised a previously lacklustre Tottenham Hotspur team, elevating them, albeit prematurely, to the status of potential title contenders among sections of the media.

He achieved the best start to a Premier League season in terms of points for a new manager in the league's history, beating out Premier League legends like Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

While they may have to settle for a top-four battle, if their impressive form persists, the former Celtic boss stands to see a boost in his annual salary of £5 million through additional bonuses.

Sean Dyche - Everton

£5m per year

After a brief hiatus following his departure from Burnley in April 2022, Sean Dyche's absence was notably felt among traditional English football fans. Over his remarkable ten-year tenure, he became synonymous with the Lancashire club, but now he's at Everton.

His expertise earned him an attractive contract worth £5m a year when he joined Everton in January with the mission of reviving their struggling season. Now, Everton's ownership is undoubtedly hoping that their investment in Dyche pays off.

A ten-point deduction has seen them fall into the relegation battle, the Toffees' fate hinges on Dyche's ability to sustain his managerial magic. Should he falter, Everton could face the unprecedented scenario of dropping out of the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Erik ten Hag - Manchester United

£9m per year

Since Sir Alex Ferguson retired, the Manchester United faithful have had underwhelming manager after underwhelming manager. While some served as temporary solutions, United's ownership has invested tens of millions in the quest to find the right man over the years.

The question now arises: Is Erik ten Hag the right man? The substantial expenditure of £9 million in wages during the previous campaign, following the League Cup triumph and the return to the Champions League, marks a significant financial commitment.

Yet, the Glazers, as always, anticipate more from the Dutchman in the current term. The upcoming weeks and months will be crucial in determining whether Ten Hag's position in Greater Manchester remains secure as they fight to hurl themselves back into the Champions League race.

Mikel Arteta - Arsenal

£9.5m per year

Mikel Arteta may not be very happy with Premier League referees, but when he extended his contract with Arsenal until the conclusion of the 2024/25 season last year, the Arsenal fans and board must have been delighted.

Yes, he has had many sceptics since joining the club, but an impressive campaign last time out has silenced many of them. The fact that Arsenal find themselves once again in contention at the summit of the Premier League underscores Arteta's value as a top-tier manager.

As they approach the 2023/24 season, they are determined to make it their year to disrupt the established order. While achieving success in the Premier League is crucial, adding silverware to Arsenal's trophy cabinet will be paramount in shaping how their campaign is perceived.

Mauricio Pochettino - Chelsea

£10.4m per year

If there is one thing we know about Todd Boehly, it's that he's not afraid of burning cash. Chelsea may be sitting in mid-table, but Mauricio Pochettino has often called for patience for his Stamford Bridge project to really take off.

Pochettino knows the league having had relative success with Spurs and Southampton, and many Chelsea fans would be expecting a similarly seamless transition from the Argentinian. However, this has been far from the case, despite him earning an eye-watering £10.4 million per year.

Jurgen Klopp - Liverpool

£15m per year

Jurgen Klopp may be one of the most unlucky managers in the history of football. If it wasn't for Manchester City, his Liverpool side would have to be considered as one of the Premier League's greatest. With a remarkable £15 million annual salary - nearly double that of the manager in third place and an additional £1.5 million in bonuses - Klopp won't be too bothered, even as he calls time on his tenure at Anfield this summer.

Klopp came into the Premier League with an infectious energy and charismatic charm, quickly endearing himself to Liverpool fans with his 'heavy metal' football. Over time, Klopp not only delivered but exceeded expectations. Victories in the Champions League and the Premier League have made history at the club.

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Pep Guardiola - Manchester City

£20m per year

Who else was it going to be? Pep Guardiola and Manchester City are inevitable. With an incredible collection of five Premier League titles to his name, he stands atop the rich list with a substantial £20m. When factoring in bonuses, his earnings typically soar another £5 million.

Guardiola, widely regarded as the mastermind behind Manchester City's dominance in the Premier League, boasts an illustrious track record that firmly places him among football's greats. Despite trailing Klopp in terms of tenure in the Premier League, Guardiola's impact, both tactically and in terms of silverware, is undeniably profound.

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