#10. Manuel Pellegrini – £4.2 million
He won’t be earning it for much longer but Manuel Pellegrini is one of the highest paid managers in world football for the time being. The Manchester City boss’s contract expires at the end of June 2016 and is being replaced by Pep Guardiola. Pellegrini has been in charge of City for three seasons and has won the Premier League title and two League Cups during his time at the club. That was not enough for the City owners who chose not to renew the £4.2 million yearly contract.