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Highest earning coaches at the World Cup

With the World Cup currently going on in Russia, teams have their first team coaching setups well and truly in place. While we know the players are going to earn big, which coaches are also raking in the big bucks? Here are the top 10.

1. Joachim Low (Germany) -Sh450m

Germany’s World Cup-winning coach from 2014, Joachim Low is the highest paid coach at the tournament with €3.85 (Sh450 million) a year. The manager will be eager to defend his crown and become the first and only manager to win the trophy twice as the head coach. Low has been with the team since 2006, leading them to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and in Brazil four years ago alongside Euro 2008 (losing finalists), 2012 and 2016 where they exited at the semi-finals.

2. Tite (Brazil) -Sh417m

Brazilian manager Tite took over the reigns as head coach from Dunga and has guided the country to another World Cup. Tite has reorganised the team since the fall in the 2014 World Cup semi-final against Germany and built a strong team capable of challenging for the crown this time out.

With more youth infused in this Brazilian team going forward, the Selecao looks dangerous on the attacking front and will be hard to stop. Earning €3.5 million (Sh417 million) a year, Tite is the second highest paid coach at the World Cup.

3. Didier Deschamps (France) -Sh417m

Didier Deschamps will be guiding his country to their third major international competition as manager and

is the third highest paid manager at the World Cup. Receiving €3.5 million (Sh417 million) a year, Deschamps will be eager to guide the country to another major final and this time go a step further and lift the trophy. With a strong squad comprising top quality players, France and being tipped as one of the favourites to go far in the tournament.

4. Stanislas Cherchesov (Russia) -Sh310m

Stanislas Cherchesov, the manager of the Russian national football team is the fourth highest paid coach at the tournament. Appointed as the manager in 2016, the 54-year-old former goalkeeper is a veteran football man with over 20 years of playing experience and 15 years of coaching experience.

Cherchesov will be guiding his country on their own soil and is being paid a handy €2.6 million (Sh310 million) a year.

5. Fernando Santos (Portugal) -Sh268m

The former footballer who has played as a defender on the field is the manager of the Portugal national football team. He has played 161 games and after becoming a coach in the year 2010, he is earning €2.25 million (Sh268 million) every year. Santos led Portugal to the Euro 2016 title and will be expected to lead a star-studded team to glory in Russia.

6. Carlos Queiroz (Iran) -Sh239m

Carlos Queiroz has been the manager of the Iran national team since 2011, the longest serving coach in the history of the country. He earns €2 million (Sh239 million) each year and this will be his second straight World Cup with Iran after leading them to the tournament in Brazil 2014.

7. Gareth Southgate (England) -Sh239m

Gareth Southgate took over the England hot seat from Sam Allardyce who was sacked in November 2016 after just 67 days in charge due to corruption allegations. Southgate, who earns €2 million (Sh239 million) annually, led the Three Lions to a good qualifying campaign and has taken a young and exciting team to Russia led by goal machine Harry Kane.

8. Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina) -Sh214m

Jorge Sampaoli took over in June 2017 with the team’s qualification chances for Russia in tatters. The Casilda native came in when Edgardo Bauza was relieved of his duties in April after less than a year in charge and he led a Lionel Messi inspired side to qualify with one match to spare. Earning €1.8 million (Sh214 million) a year, that figure will increase significantly if the 2014 beaten finalists triumph in Russia.

9. Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay) -Sh202m

At 71, Tabarez is the oldest coach at the World Cup and the longest serving alonsgide Germany’s Low, both having taken over in 2006. Tabarez led Uruguay to the 2010 World Cup, finishing third and in 2014 where they were knocked out in the last 16 by Colombia. This will be his third straight World Cup and fourth overall, having also led them to the 1990 showpiece in Italy. He earns €1.7 million (Sh202 million) a year.

10. Hector Cuper (Egypt) -Sh179m

Argentine coach Hector Cuper, 62, led Egypt to the Africa Cup of Nations final in 2017 but his greatest achievement remains qualification for Russia as the nation had failed the test since 1990. He earns €1.5 million (Sh179 million) a year.

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