Arsene Wenger: Arsenal Manager's Annual Salary Revealed

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 06:  Manager of Arsenal, Arsene Wenger looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between Arsenal and AC Milan at Emirates Stadium on March 6, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Matthew SnyderAnalyst IIIMarch 20, 2012

France Football released a list Tuesday of the highest-paid managers in world football, Ben Lyttleton reported on Twitter.

Unsurprisingly, Jose Mourinho topped the list at €14.8 million per year.

However, Arsenal, long renowned for their frugal spending prices, pay Arsene Wenger €9 million per annum, placing him at fourth on the overall list.

Here's how it shakes out:

  1. Mourinho (€14.8 million)
  2. Carlo Ancelotti, Paris Saint-Germain (€13.5 million)
  3. Pep Guardiola, FC Barcelona (€9.5 million)
  4. Wenger (€9 million)
  5. Guus Hiddink, Anzhi Makhachkala (€8.6 million)

Going around the EPL, Sir Alex Ferguson receives €8.5 million a season from Manchester United, and his cross-town rival Roberto Mancini reels in a tidy €5.9 million from Manchester City.

France Foot also released the 20 players with the highest earning potential (comprising of salary and endorsements). No Arsenal player made the list. The highest EPL player was Wayne Rooney, who collects €20.6 million per year, making him the fifth-richest footballer.

Lionel Messi was first on the list with an annual €33 million allowance.

L'Equipe have also reported first (though the news here is disseminated through another agency) that Arsenal must pay AS Monaco €3 million in supplement after striker Chu-Young Park, signed last summer from the Principality side for €3.5 million, does not have to complete his mandatory South Korean military service until 2022.

A clause had been written into the agreement last summer to that effect. It had been believed Park would have to begin serving his sentence as early as 2013.

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