The table below shows the salaries (in Euros) of the managers of the 32 World Cup teams, courtesy of futelbolfinance.com. I have made one change to their data (which is from 2009, and does not include any bonuses), and that is to add Sven Goran Eriksson (to replace his much lower-paid predecessor), who picked up a cool $3 million for five weeks work, including a chance to stand on the sidelines and watch three World Cup games. Not bad work if you can get it (Poor Fulham.). Note the aggregate lack of correlation between manager salary and team performance. Maybe the coach doesn't matter in international football either.
While I expect that there might be some debates about who is the most overpaid manager (Bob Bradley anyone?), the most underpaid looks pretty unambiguous: Oscar Tabarez wins the prize.
|3||Joachim Low||GER||€ 2,500,000|
|5||Bert van Marwijk||NED||€ 1,800,000|
|7||Vicente Del Bosque||ESP||€ 1,500,000|
|8||Carlos Queiroz||POR||€ 1,350,000|
|12||Carlos Dunga||BRA||€ 800,000|
|13||Diego Maradona||ARG||€ 800,000|
|14||Takeshi Okada||JPN||€ 800,000|
|18||Marcelo Bielsa||CHI||€ 575,000|
|22||Milovan Rajevac||GHA||€ 365,000|
|26||Gerardo Martino||PAR||€ 245,000|
|30||Oscar Tabarez||URU||€ 205,000|