Who tops the SWC money list?

Russia boss Fabio Capello (AP)
Russia boss Fabio Capello (AP)
Cape Town - Topping the list at close to £7m a year, Russia manager Fabio Capello is leading the pack when it comes to the highest earning World Cup managers.

England boss Roy Hodgson, who comes in at second, is modestly paid by extravagant FA standards compared to some other recent England managers - but with earnings of £3.5m per year he will still be the second-highest boss among the 32 nations at this summer’s World Cup.

According to the Daily Mail, Italy’s Cesare Prandelli (£2.58m a year) is the third highest earner ahead of Brazil's Luiz Felipe Scolari in fourth (£2.4m), Ottmar Hitzfeld of Switzerland in fifth (£2.2m), Joachim Low of Germany in sixth (£2.1m) and Vicente Del Bosque of holders Spain in seventh (£2.02m).

The five lowest-paid managers are all nationals of their own countries, and in order of smallest pay are Miguel Herrera of Mexico (£125 000 per year), James Kwesi Appiah of Ghana (£150 000), Niko Kovac of Croatia (£162 000), Safet Susic of Bosnia (£210 000) and Stephen Keshi of Nigeria (£234 000).

Kovac earns closest to that of his average countryman, earning 'only' 19 times as much as the average Croatian, while Sabri Lamouchi of the Ivory Coast earns a salary which is the most extreme from that of his average countryman. His annual pay of £618 125 is a staggering 795 times as much as the average annual pay in the Ivory Coast.

The combined annual salaries of the 32 bosses add up to £39.1m, making the average pay £1.2m.

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