Inter boss Roberto Mancini is the best paid coach in Serie A and earns over three times more than Juventus counterpart Claudio Ranieri.
La Gazzetta dello Sport conducted a comprehensive survey of salaries in the world of calcio and revealed earlier in the week that Kaka was the top earning player with an annual wage of £4m.
The latest figures to be released state that Mancini is the most richly rewarded tactician with an income of around £3.4m and Milan’s Carlo Ancelotti is his closest rival on £3.1m.
However, Mancio has a generous bonus clause that will see him pocket at least £750,000 extra if the Beneamata retain the Scudetto and still more in the event of a European triumph.
There is a big gulf between the wages paid by the Milan giants and the rest of the pack.
Roma’s Luciano Spalletti earns a mere £1.3m, while Fiorentina hero Claudio Prandelli and Juve’s Ranieri are bringing home £1m per year.
Sack race favourite Fernando Orsi at Livorno props up the table of earnings with just £140,000, while Lazio’s Delio Rossi can feel unlucky to only secure £370,000 for delivering Champions League football.
Although the Italian bosses’ wages are dwarfed by Jose Mourinho’s reported salary of £5m per year, Serie A remains more lucrative than La Liga and the Bundesliga.
The table of wages in full (per annum):
1. Roberto Mancini (Inter) £3.4m
2. Carlo Ancelotti (Milan) £3.1m
3. Luciano Spalletti (Roma) £1.3m
4. Cesare Prandelli (Fiorentina) £1m
5. Claudio Ranieri (Juventus) £1m
6. Walter Novellino (Torino) £700,000
7. Stefano Colantuono (Palermo) £610,000
8. Edy Reja (Napoli) £480,000
9. Walter Mazzarri (Sampdoria) £410,000
10. Delio Rossi (Lazio) £370,000
11. Marco Giampaolo (Cagliari) £340,000
12. Pasquale Marino (Udinese) £340,000
13. Luigi Del Neri (Atalanta) £320,000
14. Gigi Cagni (Empoli) £320,000
15. Silvio Baldini (Catania) £240,000
16. Domenico Di Carlo (Parma) £240,000
17. Gian Piero Gasperini (Genoa) £220,000
18. Andrea Mandorlini (Siena) £180,000
19. Massimo Ficcadenti (Reggina) £170,000
20. Fernando Orsi (Livorno) £140,000
Source: C4 Football Italia / La Gazzetta dello Sport