PEP GUARDIOLA is widely regarded as the greatest manager in the world today.
The Champions League-winning chief who oversaw Barcelona at their most dazzling and deadly has led Manchester City to the top of the Premier League this season.
So it figures that he receives proper remuneration – £15million a season in fact, more than any of his players.
But there are two other names in the top tier who, perhaps surprisingly, pocket more than the men on the pitch.
Here, SunSport takes a look at the money behind the men.
Arsene Wenger £8m a year (just under £154,000 a week)
Henrikh Mkhitaryan expected to be on £170,000
Arsenal is Arsene and Arsene is Arsenal. Their occasionally unhappy union goes back more than 20 years.
And though he pockets a fair whack each month, it is new boy Mkhitaryan who comes in as the club’s highest paid player following his recent arrival from Manchester United.
Eddie Howe on around £14,500 a week
Jermain Defoe on £130,000 a week
Cherries boss Howe has long been tipped as a successor to Wenger.
And if he ever gets the gig he can expect a massive pay rise given Defoe brings home around nine times as much as him every week.
Chris Hughton around £25,000 a week
Anthony Knockaert and Dale Stephens on £45,000 a week
The average wage at the Seagulls is roughly £25,000 a week so you would expect the gaffer to make similar.
That is just under half what the top earners pocket, with Brighton 16th in the table.
Sean Dyche £70,000 a week
Chris Wood £50,000 a week
Dyche yesterday signed a new £15m contract to keep him at the Clarets for the next four and a half years.
At more than £3.5m a year, he will make £900,000 a year more than top earner Wood.
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Antonio Conte on £125,000 a week
Eden Hazard on £220,000 a week
Genius Hazard’s pay packet could increase significantly with a new deal he is set to sign.
The Belgian can expect around £300,000 when he puts pen to paper.
Roy Hodgson on £48,000 a week
Christian Benteke on £120,000 a week
Former England boss Hodgson has taken a significant pay cut to manage the Eagles.
He was on £3.5m a year as Three Lions chief but makes £1m less at Selhurst Park.
Sam Allardyce on £100,000 a week
Wayne Rooney on £140,000 a week
Another England chief – but one who left the job in altogether different circumstances.
Big Sam pockets a princely sum but Rooney makes the most at Goodison.
David Wagner on around £2m a year, roughly £38,000 a week
Aaron Mooy on £32,000 a week
Wagner arrived in Huddersfield with a wealth of experience given his time alongside close pal Jurgen Klopp at Borussia Dortmund.
And that looks to have been reflected in his pay packet, being only the third manager to earn more than any of his players.
Claude Puel on around £2.4m a year (£46,000 a week)
Jamie Vardy on £110,000 a week
Given he helped them to their historic 5,000-1 Premier League win, Foxes fans will probably fork out their own cash to keep Vardy at the club.
And given his legendary status there he rightly earns more than the boss.
Jurgen Klopp £7m a year – around £135,000 a week
Virgil Van Dijk – £180,000 a week
Klopp is the third best-paid boss in the Prem but newboy Van Dijk trumps his earnings.
The former Celtic star left Southampton for Anfield and became the most expensive player in history in the process, thanks to his £75m price tag.
Pep Guardiola £288,000 a week
De Bruyne £260,000 a week
Guardiola is surely worth every penny.
De Bruyne recently signed a new deal and has been exceptional, but it is highly likely the Quadruple dream this season would not be alive were the Spaniard not in charge.
Jose Mourinho on £288,000 a week
Paul Pogba £290,000 a week, although Alexis Sanchez will be around £300,000 and up to as much as £500,000 before tax
Sanchez deserves a massive wage after that unveiling on Twitter.
And Old Trafford chiefs will hope his pay turns into trophies.
Rafa Benitez on £4m a year (roughly £77,000 a week)
Jonjo Shelvey on £80,000 a week
Rafa brings with him bags of experience from some of the world’s top clubs.
But it’s Shelvey who brings home the most cash.
Mauricio Pellegrino unknown
Mario Lemina on £80,000 a week
Pellegrino could find himself out of a job if he cannot keep Saints up.
His exact salary is unknown but it is very unlikely to match Lemina’s.
Mauricio Pochettino £105,000 a week
Harry Kane £120,000 a week
Notoriously tight with the purse strings, Spurs never splash out on exuberant wages.
But Kane can expect a weekly wage of £200,000 if he signs a new deal.
Paul Lambert on low wage but with a £1m bonus if he keeps them up
Xherdan Shaqiri on £65,000 a week
The Potters are another surprising side facing the drop this season.
Lambert’s appointment was met with some disillusionment but Stoke fans but at least he isn’t earning way above his means.
Carlos Carvalhal on around £1m a year
Wilfried Bony on £100,000 a week
Rock bottom of the Prem, the Swans are in dire trouble.
But it’s not being reflected too badly in their finances, with Bony on a massive whack.
Gracia on unknown but a low-key arrival will not beat Gray’s pay packet
Andre Gray on £70,000 a week
Perhaps surprisingly, Gray makes the most of any Hornets star.
But then again, he scored four times this season and ex-boss Marco Silva dropped him every time for the next game so he will expect better under Gracia.
Alan Pardew on around £2m a year – £38,000 a week
Grzegorz Krychowiak on £100,000 a week as part of his loan move
The PSG defensive midfielder is used to high wages coming from the French capital.
And that looks to have been reflected in his move to the Hawthorns.
David Moyes on roughly £1m
Andy Carroll on £90,000 a week
Will Carroll earn more if he moves to Chelsea?
The speculation raised some eyebrows originally but if a pay increase is in line – even though he earns more than boss Moyes – then you never know…