Soccer News of Thursday, 12 June 2014
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has been ranked as one of the lowest earning coaches of all the coaches at the World Cup in Brazil.
A Daily Mail review of what the managers of the World Cup nations earn showed seven bosses are earning more than £2m per year, who are increasingly not their own nations.
Appiah is ranked 31st of the 32 teams earning £150,000, with only Mexican coach Miguel Herrera earning lower than the Ghanaian.
Ivory Coast’s Tunisian born French national, Sabri Lamouchi, tops the African charts on £618,125 (Sh90, 864,375) with Vahid Halihodzic (Algeria/£600,000), Volker Finke (Cameroon/£235,000), Stephen Keshi (Nigeria/£233,750) and James Kwesi Appiah (£150,000).
Russia coach, Fabio Capello, is the highest paid of the 32 bosses with an annual salary of £6,693,750 (Sh983, 981,250) with Mexico tactician, Miguel Herrera propping the list on £125,000 (Sh18,375,000).
Italy’s Cesare Prandelli (£2.58m a year) is the third biggest earner ahead of Luiz Felipe Scolari of Brazil in fourth (£2.4m), Ottmar Hitzfeld of Switzerland in fifth (£2.2m), Joachim Low of Germany in sixth (£2.1m) and Vicente Del Bosque of holders Spain in seventh (£2.02m).
The five lowest-paid managers are all nationals of their own countries, and in order of smallest pay are Miguel Herrera of Mexico, Kwesi Appiah, Niko Kovac of Croatia (£162,000), Safet Susic of Bosnia (£210,000) and Stephen Keshi.