Under-fire Chelsea boss Graham Potter is fourth-best paid manager in the world ahead of Ancelotti as top 12 are revealed | The Sun

CHELSEA manager Graham Potter is the fourth-best paid manager in the world, ahead of Real Madrid's Carlo Ancelotti.

The under-fire Blues boss even earns more than his predecessor Thomas Tuchel in his new job in charge of Bayern Munich.

The figures from French outlet L'Equipe reveal that three of the top four gaffers on the highest salaries work in the Premier League.

Potter reportedly pockets a whopping £11,917,404 per year.

By crunching the numbers, it works out that he takes home £993,117 every month, which equates to £229,180-a-week.

Potter has had a difficult start to life as Chelsea manager with his team sitting in tenth place in the league.


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In his 30 games in charge of the club, they have won 12, drawn eight and lost ten.

Only Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone, Manchester City's Pep Guardiola and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp are on more than Potter.

Simeone tops the list, taking home an eye-watering £29.8million-a-year.

Guardiola comes in second on £19.7m and Klopp is third, earning £15.7m.

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The 12 highest paid managers in football


After Potter in fourth is Juventus boss Max Allegri on £11.3m per year.

Tuchel completes the top six after recently signing a lucrative deal at Bayern where he will supposedly take home £10.5m every 12 months.

Surprisingly, Champions League winner Carlo Ancelotti is seventh with his wage of £9.6m.

In eighth and ninth you find Simone Inzaghi of Inter Milan and Roma's Jose Mourinho.

Completing the list of world football's highest paid managers are three shock names.

Xabi Alonso makes the cut despite his role at German outfit Bayer Leverkusen being his first senior job in management.

Staying in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg's Niko Kovac comes in eleventh place.

Just making the cut is Barcelona boss Xavi. He earns £3.4m every year and is not higher due to him supposedly accepting a wage cut to help the club balance the books as they battle ongoing financial troubles.

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