Manager money

Wonder what the head coaches make? Like everything else, it’s best to be employed by Bayern if you want the cash. Jupp Heynckes had to be persuaded to sign on, and it cost. He must be happy, since it’s astronomically more than he made in his player days – and he was damn good, usually just behind Gerd Müller in the scoring charts. Perhaps it most clearly demonstrates that you really have to pay to play…

No real shockers I suppose. Thomas Schaaf is up there because he’s the longest serving Bundesliga coach, 13 years with Werder. (In fact, it’s only right that he’s rewarded for his loyalty: he started as a 11 year old player in the youth ranks in 1972, played in the Bundesliga, then started coaching the U17, U19, B squad, assistant then finally top dog in 1999).

If you look at the salaries, you’d expect Thomas Tuchel and Christian Streich to get nice increases if they move on. Schalke in particular has been rumoured to try and entice Tuchel over. Mainz is said to be “demanding 60 million” in compensation, although that is hardly serious. But it will cost the Blues a pretty penny to get him.

Obviously, I’m having some fun with the “euros per point”, since it’s a bogus stat. It’s a pretend on how much the coaches brilliance has on the bottom line: how many points does the club have. Jens Keller and Marco Kurz haven’t really earned any points yet anyway.

                                          SALARY        EUROS PER POINT
Jupp Heynckes       (FC Bayern München)   5,000,000     119,048
Jürgen Klopp        (Borussia Dortmund)   2,500,000      83,333
Thomas Schaaf       (Werder Bremen)       2,000,000      90,909
Lucien Favre        (Borussia M'gladbach) 1,500,000      60,000
Bruno Labbadia      (VfB Stuttgart)       1,500,000      60,000
Armin Veh           (Eintracht Frankfurt) 1,500,000      50,000
Thorsten Fink       (Hamburger SV)        1,400,000      58,333
Mirko Slomka        (Hannover 96)         1,200,000      52,174
Sami Hyypiä         (Bayer Leverkusen)    1,100,000      48,484 (1)
Sascha Lewandowski  (Bayer Leverkusen)      500,000      n.a.
Marco Kurz          (1899 Hoffenheim)     1,000,000      83,333 (2)
Dieter Hecking      (1. FC Nürnberg)        900,000      45,000
Thomas Tuchel       (FSV Mainz 05)          800,000      30,769
Mike Büskens        (Greuther Fürth)        600,000      50,000
Christian Streich   (SC Freiburg)           500,000      19,230
Markus Weinzierl    (FC Augsburg)           500,000      41,667
Norbert Meier       (Fortuna Düsseldorf)    450,000      21,429
Jens Keller         (Schalke 04)            240,000       9,600 (3)

No data available for VfL Wolfsburg

(1) Combined total for Leverkusen 1.6 million
(2) Kurz just inherited team from Markus Babbel
(3) Keller just inherited team from Huub Stevens

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