Capello highest paid coach at World Cup finals
2009-12-11 - Added by
England coach Fabio Capello will be the highest paid manager at next summer's World Cup finals in South Africa, with his nearest rival earning less than three times the Italian's annual £6million salary.
According to Marca, the Madrid-based sports daily for which Capello used to write a column, the Football Association are shelling out a s***load of dosh for the services of the former Real Madrid and AC Milan boss.
As if the pressure on his shoulders to bring 'home' the Jules Rimet trophy wasn't already intense enough!
His colossal salary, which equates to a staggering £120,000-a-week, dwarves what his opposite numbers in Group C in the finals take home to the Mrs.
Indeed, the Italian earns more in a fortnight than what Matiaz Kek of Slovenia and Algeria coach Rabah Saadane earn in a year - with both men on about £220,000, while the USA's Bob Bradley earns £250,000-per-annum.
Meanwhile, Capello comfortably eclipses his fellow Italian, Marcello Lippi, who, despite guiding the Azzurri to victory at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, is on just under £2million.
Capello also earns substantially more than the managers of the two teams regarded by bookmakers as the favourites to triumph in South Africa - Spain and Brazil.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque earns approximately £1.5million, while astonishingly Brazil's Carlos Dunga, who captained the Selecao to glory in USA '94, earns just £750,000 - an eighth of Capello's bounty!
For that, Three Lions fans can expect free-flowing football Barcelona style, 4-0 wins all the way to the final and a stonking 8-0 win over Germany in the final!