Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who signed for Paris Saint Germain (PSG) at the beginning of January, is the highest paid coach in the French league, with 940,000 euros gross per month, well above Croatian Niko Kovac (Monaco) and also Argentine Jorge Sampaoli (Marseille).
According to the estimate of salaries published this Friday by the newspaper L’Équipe, Pochettino more than doubles the 400,000 euros per month that Kovac receives and more than triples the 300,000 of Sampaoli.
The new PSG coach, who when he was at Tottenham – who fired him in November 2019 – had a salary of 10 million euros per year, he has achieved better conditions than his predecessor at the club in the French capital, Thomas Tüchel, whose salary was 625,000 euros a month.
Novak also managed to lead the Monaco bench after negotiating a higher salary than those who had preceded in that same position, the Portuguese Leonardo Jardim (330,000 per month) and the Spanish Robert Moreno (280,000).
Sampaoli, who arrived at Olympique de Marseille from Atlético Mineiro in Brazil at the end of February, with his 300,000 euros per month is behind the 400,000 that the Portuguese André Villas-Boas had earned until then.
Next on the list of the highest paid coaches in the French league are Rudi García from Lyon (280,000 euros per month), Claude Puel from Saint Étienne (225,000), Christophe Galtier from Lille (180,000), Bruno Genesio from Rennes (150,000), Jean Louis Gasset from Bordeaux (120,000) and Antoine Kombouaré from Nantes (100,000).