Atletico Madrid’s Diego Simeone is the highest-paid coach in the world. He’ll still make roughly $14.8 million this season, despite taking a 70% pay cut. His senior career began when he was 17 years old in 1987 and ended in 2006.
With La Liga on indefinite hiatus and Spain in emergency mode, Atletico Madrid’s players and manager Diego Simeone agreed to a 70% wage cut. 430 workers were able to collect their salaries, which they would not have received otherwise.
Barcelona and Juventus, among others, have recently announced pay cutbacks. The pay of Barcelona players was cut by 70%, and they were required to contribute to the salary of club employees. The players and management of Juventus have agreed to a four-month salary freeze that will save the club $105.6 million in the 2019-20 fiscal year.
Simeone is by far the highest-paid coach in sports, with gross yearly pay of $49.28 million. He’ll still make roughly $14.8 million this season, despite taking a 70% pay cut.
Diego Simeone: Who is the highest-paid coach?
He was named Coach of the Year in 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, and 2016-17. His pay is more than twice as much as Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola, the second-highest-paid coach in the world. The 48-year-old has a 288-win, 79-loss, and 113-draw record with the club as of this writing.
Who is Diego Simeone?
Diego Pablo Simeone González, nicknamed El Cholo, is an Argentine professional football manager and former player who played as a midfielder; he has been the manager of Atlético Madrid since December 2011.