Roy Hodgson is the second best paid manager at this year's World Cup

Roy Hodgson

The England manager is earning more money than 30 of the other managers in Brazil this month.

"You get paid how much Fabio?!"

The Football Association have paid inflated salaries in recent years in the hope they can attract the best managers to the job so they can deliver success. Fabio Capello was paid a tremendous amount of money and that didn't exactly turn out well.

Although Roy Hodgson is on a lot smaller wage than Fabio it is still huge in comparison to other international managers. Hodgson earns £3.5 million a year for a job that many would willingly do for the tiniest fraction of that. However Fabio Capello rakes in close to £7 million a year as Russia's manager and that follows on from a £6 million a year wage during his time with England. Easy money when you consider sometimes they don't play a game for up to three months.

The Daily Mail have revealed the annual salaries for all 32 managers at the 2014 World Cup. The manager with the most modest salary is that of Miguel Herrera of Mexico who takes home £125,000 per year.

In comparison to the average wage of the nation it is Croatia's manager Niko Kovac who is closest. His wage of £162,000 is the equivalent of 19 times the average wage in Croatia of £8,767. At the other end of the scale the manager who earns the most in comparison to the average wage in the country is Sabri Lamouchi, the manager of Ivory Coast. He earns an annual wage of £618,125 which is an incredible and shocking 795 times the average wage in the country of £778. How the Ivorian football association can legitimately believe that is acceptable is beyond me.

Argentina are considered to be one of the favourites for this year's World Cup and if they do go all the way and win then they will have got some great value out of their manager. Alejandro Sabella is on a wage of £487,500 a year which is relatively modest in comparison to other managers. In fact, at the World Cup there are 21 managers who earn more than him.





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