The FourFourTwo.com Rich List 2010/11, in association with Leaders in Football, brings you the wealthiest gaffers involved in British football.
1. Fabio Capello £36mEngland Age 64 (Last year £30m) A disastrous England campaign at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa didn't result in Fabio Capello losing his £5m-a-year job as manager of the Three Lions. Capello was appointed in December 2007 after England’s failure to qualify for Euro 2008. He has won a major league championship in seven of his 16 seasons as a coach. After his last championship with Real Madrid in 2007, he was sacked, leaving him free to take up the England post months later on a four and a half year contract. He lives in Belgravia and loves art, particularly admiring the works of Marc Chagall, Wassily Kandinsky and Piero Pizzi Cannella, who is also a close friend. He also wears Zerorh+ prescription eyewear and has been the face of the range since 2001. Taking into account two decades managing at the highest level, we reckon Capello is now worth £36m.
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2. Roy Keane £28mIpswich Age 39 (Last year £27m) It's now, as one tabloid put it, Tractor Roy. Sir Alex Ferguson's former enforcer-in-chief signed a two-year deal in April 2009 to become manager of Ipswich Town, moving to Portman Road four months after quitting as manager at Sunderland. Keane earned over £90,000 a week from United as a player. He also had a £500,000 boot deal with Diadora. The hardback and paperback editions of his autobiography were best-sellers (and gained him a £1m advance). Keane should have earned £5-£6m a year in his final seasons at United. Though his £35,000-per-week Celtic wage was nothing like as big, Keane signed a three-year package worth £6m to manage Sunderland. We assume he has the same at Ipswich. In all we now value him at £28m. FourFourTwo.com's Ipswich news page 3. Sir Alex Ferguson £26mManchester United Age 68 (Last year £22m) You can take the boy out of Glasgow... Sir Alex Ferguson was an apprentice welder at Govan shipyard on the Clyde before going into football as a player with Queen's Park and later Rangers. But it was as a manager with Aberdeen and later Manchester United that he made his name. When Ferguson was awarded a new four-year contract with Manchester United in 1996, press reports said would be worth £1m a year. Having opted out of retirement, he followed that with a three year contract worth £11m. His salary is now £3.6m a year. Ferguson's company, ACF Sports Promotions, shows just £342,000 net assets in 2007-08. He also made £1m from his autobiography and another £1m from a testimonial organised by his son, Jason. In September he made nearly £4m when the restaurant booking website toptable.co.uk, was sold for £35m. He’s had a lot of luck owning racehorses too and his bloodstock interests will add to the pot. We raise him to £26m as a result. FourFourTwo.com's Manchester United news page 4. Carlo Ancelotti £21mChelsea Age 51 (Last year £17m) Carlo Ancelotti can be well satisfied with his first season in charge of Chelsea, leading the Blues to the domestic Double with no little style. That's the sort of ability that attracted Chelsea's billionaire owner Roman Abramovich in the first place, although both Abramovich and Ancelotti have their eyes on a bigger prize. In June 2009, Ancelotti gave up the helm at Milan with a year to run on his contract to sign a three-year deal with Chelsea worth £6.5m a year; he will receive bonuses of £1m if the team wins the Champions' League, £1m for the Premier League and so on. He could earn £10 million a year. Including past earnings at Milan and his Chelsea contract, Ancelotti should be worth £21m right now. If the Blues taste more success, he will continue to rise up the Rich List. FourFourTwo.com's Chelsea news page 5. Arsene Wenger £17mArsenal Age 61 (Last year £15m) Arsenal are slowly beginning to reap the financial rewards of the new stadium that plunged them into debt, posting record profits in their latest financial reports. All this is good news for the man at the heart of the club, manager Arsene Wenger. Wenger’s Arsenal contract, worth around £2m a year originally, was extended in October 2004. It was worth around £3m annually but the Frenchman then signed a new £4m a year deal in September 2007 for four years. A careful, temperate and devoted man, whose idea of an extravagant domestic refurbishment is to build a home theatre for watching scouting tapes, Wenger should be worth £17m now. FourFourTwo.com's Arsenal news page 6. Sven-Goran Eriksson £15mLeicester City Age 62 (Last year £15m) Guess who's back? And just in time for another Football Rich List... The uncharitable might say that Svennis's recent adventures with Mexico, Notts County, Ivory Coast and now Leicester mark him out as a hired gun whose only concern is who will pay him next, but there have been plenty willing to do so. Unremarkable second-tier Swedish player he may have been, but Eriksson has kept his accountant busy: Gothenburg, Benfica, Sampdoria, Lazio, England and Manchester City have all added him to the honour roll – and payroll. It was his England tenure that aroused accusations of money love. It's hardly his fault that the FA, worried he may be tempted back into club management, hiked his annual salary to £4m, but he seemed rather too ready to accept the £5m a year he was "offered" to manage Aston Villa by a tabloid's fake-sheikh entrapment. Leaving England after reaching three successive quarter-finals – a round neither of his successors has yet reached, he took a year out before signing a £9m three-year contract to head up the Thaksin Shinawatra-funded revolution at Manchester City. He lasted 10 months there and 11 months in Mexico before Notts County's new money-men offered him a five-year contract reported worth £2m a year, although he waived the pay-off when leaving in February 2010. FourFourTwo.com's Leicester news page 6. Roberto Mancini £15mManchester City Age 46 (New entry) Hungry for quick success, both Chelsea and Manchester City ordered in an Italian. But while Roman Abramovich longs to taste the Champions League success previously served up by Stamford Bridge boss Carlo Ancelotti, Manchester City's Arab owners would be happy – for now – to settle for the tasty hors d'oeuvre of regular league titles which Roberto Mancini repeatedly brought to Inter Milan's table. The trouble for Mancini was that even three straight Serie A titles didn't satisfy Inter's president and fans, who demanded the Champions League. So despite having signed an enhanced contract in 2007, which lasted until 2012, he was sacked at the end of the 2008 season when his contract was worth around £5.5m a year. Mancini rejected a compensation offer for around £5m for early termination of the Inter contract. And so to Manchester, where City pay him around £6m a year with a £2m signing-on fee. In all his years as a player and later as a manager in Italy (with a brief cameo role at Leicester City as a player in 2001) Mancini should have picked up perhaps £16m from contracts and compensation. In all, Mancini should have had £24m in wages, but allowing for tax and spending we value him at £15m. FourFourTwo.com's Manchester City news page 8. Mark Hughes £10mFulham Age 46 (Last year £8m) Mark Hughes was never going to be out of the game for long. Seen by many as unfairly discarded by Manchester City, he was linked with a number of jobs before replacing Roy Hodgson at Fulham this summer. Hughes rose to fame with Manchester United, whom he represented for 15 years either side of a two-year continental spell with Barcelona and Bayern Munich. He later played for Chelsea, Southampton and Everton, combining playing with managing Wales, with whom he was said to have a £300,000 contract. Moving into club management with Blackburn in 2004 helped raise his profile and earnings: in May 2006 he signed a new three-year deal at Blackburn worth a reported £1.5m a year, and in June 2008 he joined City after signing a three-year contract worth £3m a year. He received at least £3m in compensation from City. Sparky has outside interests including stakes in Mark Dafydd Design and Developments and Mark Dafydd Prestige Homes, two small building companies. He also owned H2 Soccer Schools, which he ran with Eric Harrison, the legendary United youth manager who discovered famous Fergie Fledglings like David Beckham and Paul Scholes. With his luxury home in the Cheshire stockbroker belt, his share of transfers and salaries as a top player plus his current business interests, Sparky should be easily be worth £10m. FourFourTwo.com's Fulham news page 8. Harry Redknapp £10mTottenham Hotspur Age 63 (Last year £10m) Not many managers inspire a transfer fee, but not many managers are Harry Redknapp, and Spurs won't regret the £5m compensation they paid Portsmouth in October 2008. Then, Tottenham were bottom of the league; a year and a half later they qualified for the Champions League. An intelligent midfielder for West Ham and Bournemouth, Redknapp started in management in 1976 as assistant at Seattle Sounders and achieved subsequent success with Bournemouth, West Ham and Pompey – the less said about his Southampton sojourn the better. He lives on Panorama Road, in Sandbanks, one of the most expensive areas of real estate in the world, where a dilapidated bungalow was recently sold for £3m. Redknapp's house dates from 1911 and is reckoned to be worth at least £8m. But allowing for any mortgage, Redknapp should easily be worth £10m taking in past contracts and his current one. FourFourTwo.com's Tottenham news page 8. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer £10mManchester United Age 37 (New entry) Perhaps it's a sign of the times that the Manchester United reserve team manager is a decamillionaire. A United legend who scored the last-gasp winner in the 1999 Champions League final, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played 366 times and scored 126 goals in 11 years on the playing staff before his injury-enforced retirement in 2007. Remaining at Old Trafford in a dual coaching and ambassadorial role, Solskjaer became Manchester United's full-time reserve team manager in May 2008. At his peak from 2003 to 2006 he was earning at least £1.6m a year in wages plus endorsement income on top. In all, Solskjaer’s accumulated earnings since 1996 should take him to £10m. He donated the £2m takings from his 2008 testimonial to charity. FourFourTwo.com's Manchester United news page