6. Zinedine Zidane (Real Madrid) – €23m.
Following a disastrous campaign last term, Real Madrid spared no expense in bringing Zidane back to the fold. He pocketed a big pay rise from his previous salary, which was a reported €7.5m-per-year.
And despite a shaky start, Zidane’s magic touch is doing its work at the Santiago Bernabeu. Currently, Real Madrid are embroiled in a tight battle with Barcelona for La Liga honours.
So it’s no surprise to see Zidane up here with the world’s highest-paid football managers.