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Pep Guardiola is the third highest paid coach in the world

Pep Guardiola ranks behind Carlo Ancelotti and Jose Mourinho as the highest paid coaches in the world, but he still makes a serious amount of money.

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Pep Guardiola was the most highly sought after coach in the world following his retirement from Barcelona and subsequent year-long sabbatical and Bayern Munich were in the right positions to secure his services. For a coach that had already won what seem to amount to a bazillion trophies it was always going to cost a pretty penny to bring him to Munich.

France Football released their list of the most well paid coaches in the world and Pep Guardiola finished in the number three spot, earning €15.2M per season for his work at Bayern Munich. Just ahead of him in the rankings is Carlo Ancelotti who earns €15.5M for his services at Real Madrid while topping the entire heap is Chelsea's Jose Mourinho at €18M. It's not hard to argue that given the performances Guardiola and Ancelotti have gotten out of their teams since they joined Bayern and Real Madrid that they deserve to be the highest paid coaches in the world, but hey, how are you going to compete with Chelsea and all their Premier League media rights bonanza bucks?

Also released in the list were the top 20 highest paid players in the world with Robert Lewandowski and Mario Götze representing Bayern Munich. The list from France Football does include sponsorship revenues and that extra money was enough to see Lewandowski earn €20.2M, for 10th on the list, while Götze topped out at €16.9M in the 20th spot.

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