GREGORIO MANZANO has cashed in to become one the highers paid managers in world football, taking over as boss of Chinese Super League side Guizhou Zhicheng.
According to Guizhou Metropolitan Daily, the Spanish coach will pocket around £6.7million a year, just over a million less than Chelsea boss Antonio Conte.
Club owner Wen Wei said:”We will seek CSL survival at all costs, I won’t let this team suffer relegation.”
Wen Wei’s side have failed to win in their opening six league games under Chinese coach Li Beng.
Manzano, has plenty of experience working in the Far East with Beijing Guoan and Shanghai Shenhua.
The Spanish coach steered his new side to their first win of the season, winning 3-1 at Guangzhou R&F last Friday.
Manzano’s bumper new deal sees the Spaniard earning what top quality managers in Europe would command.
But he’s still miles off earning the sort of cash on offer in Manchester – Pep Guardiola is reported to be paid an eye watering £15m a year at the Etihad.
While Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, takes home slighty less at £10m a-year.
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger earns £8.9m, that’s way behind what Guardiola earns and slightly behind Mourinho at Old Trafford.