It is no secret that footballers at the top of their game can earn a shed load of money throughout their careers. Some of the top earners have the ability to earn money that many will only ever dream of having available in their own bank accounts.

It is not just players, though, who are earning vast sums on an annual basis, as managers in the top leagues can also be rewarded with generous pay packets if they do well throughout their careers.

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Here are the top five paid managers in the Premier League:

5. Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers is currently in charge of Leicester City, having made the move from Celtic in February 2019. He immediately entered the Premier League’s top-paid managerial list at number 5 with a deal worth £10 million a year.and has arguably justified his contract at the King Power Stadium. His side have continued to compete with the Big Six of the division and will look to take the Europa League by storm this season.

4. Carlo Ancelotti

Carlo Ancelotti is a huge name within football management and it was quite a surprise when Everton managed to acquire him. Indeed, he was not cheap – standing at around £11.5m a year, however he has turned the Toffees into a force this season and it will be interesting to see how well the Goodison Park outfit do.

3.Jurgen Klopp

Jurgen Klopp will forever go down as a legend at Liverpool after he brought the Premier League title back to Anfield after a 30 year wait, therefore many will feel he is worth every penny of the £15m a year deal he has with the club.

2. Jose Mourinho

Although Jose Mourinho may split opinion like no other, there is no doubting his managerial abilities as his record speaks for itself. Therefore, it is no wonder as to why Tottenham Hotspur forked out £15m a year for the former Chelsea boss, although there will be pressure on his shoulders to end Spurs’ current trophy drought.

1. Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola earns a whopping £20m a year to manage Manchester City, however he has perhaps justified the contract he receives at the Etihad Stadium. He has won the FA Cup, three league cups, and two premier league titles, although the Champions League continues to escape his clutch whilst with the Premier League behemoths.