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Highest Paid National Team Coaches In Africa

Need to know African national team coaches salaries, what salary each African nation pays its national football team coach? We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive overview of wages for African National Team Coaches.

Who are the highest-earning national team managers in Africa? The salary of national team coaches varies depending on the financial clout of the association they’re working for and the contract they sign with the respective national team.

The role of a head coach at the club level is totally different and undoubtedly comes with more pressure compared to a national team job.

However, that doesn’t mean coaches handling national teams are immune to pressure in terms of results and performance during major tournaments

One of the reasons why a manager earns a huge salary whether as a national team or club gaffer has a lot to do with his credentials and antecedents at the highest level of the game as a coach.

African national team coaches salaries

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Corentin Martins – (Libya, €35k)

Corentin Martins is an experienced coach who is currently the head coach of Libya’s national team after the Frenchman signed a one-year contract with the North African side.

The Frenchman led Mauritania to their first-ever appearance at the AFCON in 2019 and successfully took them to the next edition of the tournament.

He was sacked following his failure to qualify the team for the 2022 World Cup playoffs.

The departure of Javier Clemente now means he is the new Libya coach after he signed the dotted lines with a lucrative take-home salary reported to be €35,000 per month with the Mediterranean Knights.

Rigobert Song – (Cameroon, €35k)

The appointment of Song as Cameroon national team coach was surrounded by heated controversy with some believing he is not sound enough tactically and technically to handle the team.

With the whole country now moving passed the rationale for appointing him as the Indomitable Lions coach, the reality is that he will be on the touchline ditching out instructions to the team in Qatar.

Heading into the World Cup, Song is ranked as one of the highest paid African coaches with his salary reported to being around €340,000 annually.

Sebastien Desabre – (DR Congo, €45k)

Former Ismaily and Pyramids coach Desabre also ranks among one of the highest paid managers in Africa after he signed with DR Congo replacing Hector Cuper.

The DR Congo job isn’t the first national team assignment Desabre will be in charge of, he coached Uganda during the 2019 AFCON where he guided them to the round of 16 in Egypt before a short spell with Wydad Casablanca in the Moroccan topflight league.

His tenure with the Cranes will start with the AFCON 2023 qualifications that would commence in March with the Congolese Football Association expecting him to qualify the team for the tournament.

Djamel Belmadi – (Algeria, €55k)

African national team coaches salaries

There were a lot of speculations that Belmadi will resign following the Desert Foxes’ failure to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

He however said he will not leave his post but instead, he’ll remain in charge of their qualifying campaign for the 2023 AFCON in Ivory Coast.

Since he signed the dotted lines to be Algeria’s national team coach, Belmadi has been ranked as one of the highest paid gaffers in Africa.

Belmadi may have failed to qualify the Desert Foxes for the biggest footballing competition in the World which has already started in Qatar, but he’s been able to build a competitive team with a continental 35-match unbeaten run record which makes the highlight of his tenure.

Walid Regragui – (€60k)

African national team coaches salaries

Regragui’s annual salary of €1.5m and €60k monthly salary make him one of the highest paid coaches in Africa after he was appointed Morocco’s manager with three months to go until the start of the World Cup in Qatar.

The 47-year-old had a distinguished playing career as a footballer himself, representing clubs like Toulouse, Ajaccio, Racing Santander, Dijon, and Grenoble.

He was part of Morocco’s team that finished as runners up at the 2004 AFCON.

Though Regragui is still very much new to the national team job after he was appointed following the sacking of Valid Halilhodzic, he will be the author and orchestrator of his team from the touchline at the World Cup in Qatar.

Jose Peseiro – (Nigeria, €70k)

African national team coaches salaries

Following Augustine Eguavoen’s failure to qualify the Super Eagles for the World Cup in Qatar against Ghana, the Federal Government of Nigeria agreed to pay the Portuguese coach €70,000 a month which will make him the highest earning Eagles coach.

Since he took over as the Super Eagles coach the team hasn’t been enjoying the kind of results and performance you would expect from a big brand such as the Super Eagles.

However, with the 2023 AFCON qualifications on the horizon fans will no doubt be expecting a solid and competitive Super Eagles under the rein of the Portuguese gaffer.

Jalel Kadri – (Tunisia, €130k)

African national team coaches salaries

Heading into the World Cup for the first time ever, all of Africa’s World Cup team will be managed by African coaches, as such Jalel Kadri is among the five managers in Qatar.

Kadri has held over 25 different managerial positions throughout his nomadic career as a professional coach.

He was never a footballer but he’s been able to build a coaching career for himself that has made him travelled across North Africa and the Gulf countries.

His take-home salary is reported to be around €130,000 per annum which ranks him as one of the highest paid coaches in Africa.

Otto Addo – (Ghana – €150k)

African national team coaches salaries

The Black Stars trainer Otto Addo has been ranked amongst the lowest earning coaches heading to the World Cup in Qatar according to research by Finance Football.

However, the German-born former Ghana international is one of the highest paid coaches in Africa.

His take home is around €351,994 annually which sees him rank in number 28th as one of the lowest earning coaches heading to the mundial in the Middle East.

Addo’s stock has risen drastically after his team outclassed the Super Eagles of Nigeria in the fight for the World Cup ticket in Abuja where his side snatched the ticket from Super Eagles after the draw result.

Rui Victoria – (Egypt, €200k)

African national team coaches salaries

When Carlos Queiroz left his post as the Pharaoh’s head coach following their defeat to Senegal via penalties at the AFCON, the North Africa side didn’t waste much time in appointing another experienced coach in Rui Victoria.

Victoria’s last job was at Russian giant Spartak Moscow in 2021, after he reached an agreement with Hazam Emam, a member of the Egyptian Football Association he took the job and agreed to become the Pharaoh’s manager.

According to a report from the Egyptian camp, Victoria’s take-home salary is said to be €2.4m annually until 2026 and €200k per month a lucrative and mouthwatering salary that makes him one of the highest paid coaches in Africa.

Aliou Cisse – (Senegal, €310k)

African national team coaches salaries

Apart from being one of Teranga Lions’ most respected players in the history of the country, Cisse can be said to have inked his name in the lore of the country as arguably the best manager ever to coach the Senegalese national team.

Cisse has overseen a dramatic improvement in Senegal’s standing since taking the reins in 2015, and he has subsequently taken them to their first-ever AFCON success in Cameroon defeating Egypt in the final.

With the brilliant work he’s been doing with the national team Cisse is also ranked as one of the highest paid coaches in Africa and particularly managers going to the World Cup in Qatar with an annual pay of €310,000

Concluding African national team coaches salaries

You have seen how much African national team coaches earn, as well as the latest data on African national team coach salaries and compared from lowest to highest. What do you think of African national team coaches salaries?

This article was updated 1 month ago

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