The FIFA World Cup is the peak of any soccer professional, whether a player or a manager. There is no more famous competition in the sport, and the wait for another edition is growing shorter and shorter as Qatar 2022 approaches.
To qualify for a World Cup, you must endure the demands and overcome the barriers that occur throughout the four years that separate one edition from the next. This is a filter that ensures that only the strongest and most courageous will compete in this competition.
As a result, the incentive or pay is proportional to the demand. And the 32 National Teams that qualified for Qatar 2022 will have the opportunity to have their names etched in gold letters in FIFA World Cup history. Not just the participants but also the masterminds behind the strategy they carry out.
The amount of money collected by the best stars in international soccer is usually the focus of controversy. However, the hard work of a coach who developed the way to win lies behind their achievement, which goes hand in hand with discipline. This will be no exception in Qatar 2022. Thus it will be interesting to observe which managers earn the greatest financial acknowledgement for their efforts.
There will be a variety of managers in the FIFA World Cup 2022, including those who will be making their debut in this renowned game. Some who have considerable experience having managed in more than one season and those who already know what it takes to win it.
1. Hans-Dieter Flick of Germany ($6.55 million)
As Joachim Low’s assistant, he was a member of the German squad that came third in the 2010 World Cup and won the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. After a star term in which he won 13 trophies in 1 year and 7 months, he took over the Mannschaft in August 2021.
2. Gareth Southgate of England ($5.85 million)
After serving as caretaker manager of the England National Team for a short time, he was named permanent manager in September 2016. He guided the Three Lions to their greatest FIFA World Cup finish since Italy in 1990 in Russia. He played two games in France in 1998 and went to Korea-Japan in 2002 but did not play any minutes.
3. Didier Deschamps of France ($3.85 million)
He has a soft spot for the FIFA World Cup, having won it as a player in 1998 and again as a manager 20 years later. He is a multi-champion with Olympique Marseille in France, and he will be the longest-serving coach in Qatar in 2022. (10 years and 4 months).
4. Tite of Brazil ($3.65 million)
He is the National Team of Brazil’s longest-serving manager. During his time, the Canarinha won the 2019 Copa America. Still, his greatest obligation has been the FIFA World Cup, when his squad was ousted in the Quarter Finals against Belgium in Russia in 2018. His mission is to break Brazil’s 20-year streak without winning the World Cup.
5. Louis van Gaal of the Netherlands ($2.95 million)
Ajax, Barcelona, and Bayern Munich are all winners in European football history. He is in his third year as manager of the Dutch National Team. He already guided them to third place in a FIFA World Cup in Brazil in 2014. He will be Qatar 2022’s oldest head coach.
6. Gerardo Martino of Mexico ($2.95 million)
He had vast coaching experience, including leading Paraguay to its best-ever World Cup performance (South Africa 2010). He also served as a coach for FC Barcelona and the Argentina National Team. He won a Gold Cup with Mexico at the start of his career and hoped to overcome El Tri’s curse of being ousted in the Round of 16 for 7 consecutive World Cups.
7. Lionel Scaloni of Argentina ($2.65 million)
As a player, he appeared in only a few matches for Argentina, one of which was in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Scaloni continued as caretaker manager of the Albiceleste after serving as Jorge Sampaoli’s assistant in Russia in 2018, and his strong achievements led to his appointment as the permanent head coach. At 44 years old, he will be Qatar 2022’s youngest manager.
8. Felix Sanchez Bas of Qatar ($2.45 million)
He came to Qatar to work at the Aspire Academy, which is dedicated to developing local soccer talent. His hard effort, however, propelled him through the ranks to become coach of the U19, U20, U23, and eventually senior divisions in July 2017. He won the 2019 Asian Cup, the greatest success in the history of this National Team.
9. Fernando Santos of Portugal ($2.25 million)
He will be the third-oldest manager in charge of Qatar 2022. He has already founded his place in Portuguese history, having led the team to Euro 2016 and the 2018-2019 UEFA Nations League. He is the National Team’s second-longest-serving coach, and he hopes to improve on his performance in the 2018 World Cup when he reached the Round of 16 against Uruguay.
10. Murat Yakin of Switzerland ($1.65 million)
He took over as coach of the Switzerland National Team in August 2021, after earning a high reputation as a coach with FC Basel. He never played in a FIFA World Cup as a player, a goal he will now realise as a manager.
11. Paulo Bento of South Korea ($1.35 million)
Qatar 2022 will be Paulo’s third FIFA World Cup, following Korea-Japan 2002 as a player for Portugal and Brazil 2014 as their coach. He is well-known for winning many cups with Sporting Lisbon as well as the league with Olympiacos.
12. Graham Arnold of Australia ($1.35 million)
After working as the manager of the U23 national team and assistant to the senior squad, he was allowed to lead Australia in July 2018. After serving as the Socceroos’ assistant coach in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups, he knew what it’s like to be the shelter of a National Team at a World Cup.
13. Gregg Berhalter of United States ($1.25 million)
He has headed the USMNT despite not having won a trophy and an effective style of play. He has not disappointed, as the United States won a Gold Cup and the inaugural Concacaf Nations League during his term. Also, he played in the 2002 FIFA World Cup.
14. Roberto Martnez of Belgium ($1.21 million)
One of Qatar 2022’s longest-serving coaches. Following terms with three Premier League clubs, he took over the Belgium National Team. He has fallen short of expectations despite having the most talented generation in the country’s history.
15. Luis Enrique of Spain ($1.16 million)
Surprisingly, the name Luis Enrique is at the bottom of this distinguished list. He returned to the head of Spain in November 2019 after resigning in June of that year for family reasons. He won everything with FC Barcelona.