It has been another memorable week in the management career of Sir Alex Ferguson, and it has been crowned by being confirmed as the UK’s richest football manager.
This list is released as part of the annual Sport Rich List which is undertaken by the Sunday Times.
In equal second place is Ferguson’s opposition manager at the weekend, Arsene Wenger, and ITV pundit Roy Keane at £29m per year. Keane has been out of management for the past two years since he departed Ipswich Town in 2011.
The top five is completed by Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni and the outgoing Premier League title winning manager Roberto Mancini. Both boast a fortune of £21m.
Despite being sacked by their clubs this season, both Martin O’Neill and Mark Hughes have made the top 12, as has the current England boss Roy Hodgson, who has a personal wealth of £12m.
The Sunday Times’ list of the richest managers in England:
1. Sir Alex Ferguson (Manchester United) – £34m
2. Arsene Wenger (Arsenal) – £29m
3. Roy Keane (Ex-Sunderland and Ipswich Town) – £29m
4. Roberto Mancini (Manchester City) – £21m
5. Giovanni Trapattoni (Republic of Ireland) – £21m
6. Sven-Goran Eriksson (Ex-England, Manchester City and Leicester City) – £16m
7. Steve Bruce (Hull City) – £14m
8. Mark Hughes (Ex-Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and QPR) – £14m
9. Harry Redknapp (QPR) – £13m
10. Roy Hodgson (England) – £12m
11. Martin O’Neill (Ex-Aston Villa and Sunderland) – £12m
12.Rafa Benitez (Chelsea) – £12m
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