Antonio Conte was expected to join Tottenham as the team's new manager, but negotiations broke down. The Italian coach's demands were high and the Spurs were ready to meet them, turning him into one of the most expensive coaches in the Premier League. However, it looks like the former Inter Milan boss was not convinced with the team's project
Spurs would have made the effort, as it might be the only way for them to finally achieve titles. Paying exorbitant figures to big-name players or coaches not always proves to be the only way to reach the top, but many times it pays off.
If not, just take a look at the list of the best-paid managers in the league, according to The Sun. Not all of them had succeeded as expected, but they have earned the right to receive such wages. Moreover, it would be safe to say that some of these deserve to be paid even more.
6. Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea)
Annual salary: $8.5 million
The Champions League-winning coach has seen an increase in his salary after leading Chelsea to European glory. The German boss originally signed an 18-month deal in January which had an extension option should the Blues won the continental prize. Still, it seems like Thomas Tuchel deserves a bigger reward, which he might earn if his team keeps on succeeding.
5. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer (Manchester United)
Annual salary: $9 million
The club idol has strengthened himself at the position after impressing in his first months replacing José Mourinho at the end of the 2018/19 season. Even though Manchester United had setbacks and failed to claim trophies in Solskjaer's era so far, the Swedish coach has been securing Champions League soccer for them and the upcoming season might be crucial for his future.
4. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds United)
Annual salary: $9.7 million
The highly praised Argentine coach has been granted a lucrative wage in Leeds United even though that has not been his priority throughout his career. After taking the Whites back to the English top-flight for the first time in 16 years, Marcelo Bielsa got the recognition he deserved at Elland Road and he is expected to stay for at least one more season in charge of the team.
3. Brendan Rodgers (Leicester City)
Annual salary: $12 million
Brendan Rodgers has redeemed himself in the Premier League with Leicester City. His tenure at Liverpool didn't end well and he had to start from scratch in Celtic before returning to England. The Foxes couldn't be happier with him, as the 48-year-old boss led them to their first FA Cup triumph in history and was also close to getting them into the top-four last season.
2. Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool)
Annual salary: $18 million
Klopp, 53, has brought glory days back to Liverpool leading them to two straight UEFA Champions League finals, winning the second one, and turning them into an unstoppable force in the Premier League 2019/20, in which the Reds were crowned for the first time since the tournament's inception in 1992. Last season wasn't the best at Anfield, though, and they have plenty of work to do to bounce back.
1. Pep Guardiola (Manchester City)
Annual salary: $24 million
One of the best managers on the planet - and for many people one that has changed the game forever - Pep Guardiola was appointed by Manchester City to make them one of the most powerful sides in the world, a task he has certainly accomplished so far. He couldn't fulfill the club's main obsession, though, which is securing its first Champions League trophy. His squad came up short recently, but he still has two more years of contract to keep on chasing that long-awaited goal.