FABIO CAPELLO is alreay sitting on top of the world – in the high earner stakes.
The England manager heads the list of the 32 World Cup bosses with a salary of £8.8m – almost three times more than that of the second-place manager, fellow Italian Marcello Lippi.
Germany’s Joachim Low comes in next with £2.5m, while the Ivory Coast’s former England chief, Sven-Goran Eriksson, trails in equal ninth with a measly £1.2m by his standards.
Interestingly, Argentina boss Diego Maradona is only equal 13th on the list with £800,000, alongside Brazil counterpart Dunga and the respective bosses of Japan and New Zealand.
But spare a thought for South Korean coach Kim Jong-Hun, wo props up the list with an annual salary of £170,000.
WORLD CUP | TOP EARNERS
1 Fabio Capello (England) £8.8m
2 Marcello Lippi (Italy) £3m
3 Joachim Low (Germany) £2.5m
4 Lars Lagerback (Nigeria) £2m
5 Bert van Marwijk (Holland) £1.8m
6 Vicente del Bosque (Spain) £1.5m
7 Carlos Queiroz (Portugal) £1.35m
8 Carlos Parreira (S.Africa) £1.2m
9 Sven G. Eriksson (I. Coast) £1.2m
10 Pim Verbeek (Australia) £1.2m