The highest paid managers in the EPL

English Premier League

Jose Mourinho has reportedly signed a four-year contract with Tottenham, which will see him earn nearly double the wages of his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino.

Mourinho ended his 11-month absence from football management on Wednesday morning after being confirmed as the next Spurs head coach.

According to reports in the Daily Mail, the three-time Premier League winner will pocket a staggering £17.5 million (R335m) a year at the London based outfit.

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With this lucrative four-year deal, The Sun reports he earns £7.5m more than the Argentine, who earned a bumper five-year deal in 2018 after leading the club to the UEFA Champions League final.

With 25 major titles to his name, the Portuguese tactician is widely regarded as one of the greatest managers of all-time and it reflects as Jurgen Klopp and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's combined wages don't match up to his earnings.

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However, it's not enough to put him at the summit of the highest earners, which is held by Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola.

The rest of the top 10 is comprised of Unai Emery, Frank Lampard, Brendon Rodgers, Ralph Hasenhuttl, Eddie Howe and Sean Dyche.