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Ex-Ballon D'Or Winner The Highest Paid Manager In China

Ex-Ballon D'Or Winner The Highest Paid Manager In China

By Kurt Buckerfield - Mar 01, 2018 08:00 PM @KurtLaduma

A former winner of the prestigious Ballon d'Or, an accolade dominated by forwards such as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, recently became the highest paid manager in the Chinese Super League.

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According to the Daily Mail, former Juventus and Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro is the best paid club boss in China.

The Italian FIFA World Cup winner reportedly earns €12 million (R173 million) a year at Guangzhou Evergrande, which also makes him one of the highest paid managers in the world, behind Marcello Lippi, Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho.

Cannavaro has won just two titles as a professional manager, the China League One trophy and the Chinese FA Super Cup.

The 44-year-old's first job in management was as an assistant at Al-Ahli in 2013, while his debut job as a head coach came in 2015 with Guangzhou Evergrande.

After managing Al-Nasr in the 2015/16 season and Tianjin Quanjian in 2016/17, Cannavaro returned to Evergrande in November 2017.

Sons Who Played For The Same Clubs As Their Fathers

The Italian was the last defender to win the Ballon d'Or, scooping up the award in 2006 – the same year he captained Italy to victory at the World Cup in Germany.

Do you think Cannavaro deserves his massive salary? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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I remember Bheki Letwalo of ligwalagwala fm in 2006 saying he will name his son Fabio after Cannavaros first penalty against France
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Machina a patela , even if they play fongkong soccer

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