The Pharaohs of Egypt are paying their Argentine manager over a million pounds yearly – a figure that puts him straight ahead of the other African managers heading to Russia.
A report published by the U.K. Daily Mirror said the 62-year-old thus ranks 11th overall on the pay list of 32 World Cup bound managers.
Cuper steered The Pharaohs to their first World Cup in nearly two decades. In January-February 2017, he also guided them to a first runner-up position in the Africa Cup of Nations held in Gabon, the team lost to Cameroon in the final.
The least paid African manager is Senegal’s Aliou Cisse – a former captain turned trainer, he takes home £174,500, which make him the least paid coach at the tournament.
Sandwiching the two are Morocco’s Hevre Renard who takes home £681,000, (overall ranking 21st,) Nigeria’s Gernot Rohr comes at position 24 with an annual pay of £436,600. Tunisia’s Nabil Maaloul takes home £305,500 annually, placing him at 28th.
1. Hector Cuper (Egypt), Jose Peckerman (Colombia) £1.30m
2. Herve Renard (Morocco) £681,000
3. Gernot Rohr (Nigeria) £436,600
4. Nabil Maaloul (Tunisia), Oscar Ramirez (Costa Rica) £305,500
5. Aliou Cisse (Senegal) £174,500
TOP 10 EARNING WORLD CUP COACHES:
1. Joachim Low (Germany) £3.31m
2. Tite (Brazil), Didier Deschamps (France) £3.02m
3. Julian Lopetegui (Spain) £2.58m
4. Stanislav Cherchesov (Russia) £2.21m
5. Fernando Santos (Portugal) £1.91m
6. Carlos Queiroz (Iran), Gareth Southgate (England) £1.69m
7. Jorge Sampaoli (Argentina) £1.55m
8. Oscar Tabarez (Uruguay) £1.47m