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Ghana, Mexico bosses least paid


KWESI-APPIAHLONDON, June 11- Russia coach, Fabio Capello, is the highest paid of the 32 World Cup 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).

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) trailing in that order for the five nations that will play in Brazil.

The figures uphold the held though African federations are willing to break the bank for foreign nationals as opposed to what they are prepared to pay local coaches.

A Daily Mail review of what the managers of the World Cup nations earn showed seven bosses are earning more than £2m per year as they seek the biggest prize in their global game for their employers, who are increasingly not their own nations.

Capello’s £6.7m guaranteed pay puts him far and away in first place with almost double the salary of Hodgson.

Two years with Russia will earn Capello £14m in addition to the £24m he earned as England boss with the FA between the start of 2008 and early 2012.

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).

Six of the 32 managers have worked in England as either players or managers: Capello, Hodgson, Scolari, the USA’s Jurgen Klinsmann, France’s Didier Deschamps and Iran’s Carlos Queiroz.

Louis van Gaal of Holland is set to be added to that list them when he starts work for Manchester United later this summer.

The most common nationality of manager at the World Cup will be German, with Germans in charge of Switzerland (Hitzfeld), Germany (Low), USA (Klinsmann) and Cameroon (Volker Finke).

COACHES-SALOSThere will also be three Italians (in charge of Russia, Italy and Japan), three Argentineans (in charge of Chile, Colombia, Argentina), three Portuguese (in charge of Portugal, Iran and Greece) and three Colombians, although none of them in charge of Colombia (with Honduras, Ecuador, Costa Rica).

Eighteen of the 32 nations will be managed by coaches from their own country and 14 by foreigners.

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 Keshi.

Kovac’s salary for managing Croatia is the closest in size to the average citizens’ income in his country, being ‘only’ 19 times as much as the average Croatian earns – using United Nations per capita income figures as a guide. The average Croatian makes £8,767 a year.

– Extracted from Daily Mail