Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevic has been ranked amongst Africa’s top fifteen most paid national team head coaches as revealed by research from Ghana.
According to recent findings by ghanasoccernet.com staff writer and African football expert Nuhu Adams, Micho-who according to reliable reports takes home US$24,000 monthly from his Cranes job assumes the 14th position on the list.
This is an equivalent of above UGX84 Million every 30 days, however, depending on the fluctuations in the dollar. That is approximately UGX21M a week, UGX3M daily, and UGX125,000 hourly for his three-year contract as Uganda national team boss.
The 51-year-old Serbian tactician, who had earlier left the Cranes job after the 2017 AFCON finals following a financial dispute will bag over three billion in his 36-months deal with FUFA in his second stint.
It is important to remember though that Micho’s initial departure from the Cranes job that saw him take up employment in South Africa with Orlando Pirates had an inclination to the same issue of arrears.
Now Micho is back and earning more than before, the Serbian is paid only US$3,000 less than Senegal’s Aliou Cisse who earns US$27,000 a month (slightly over UGX100M).
Morocco’s Bosnian head coach Vahid Halilhodzic is the highest paid on the Africa continent with an US$89,000 monthly salary which is an equivalent of over UGX300M.
Vahid’s wage bill is a whooping US$4,000 more than Egypt’s recently appointed head coach from Portugal Carlos Queiroz who assumes the second position on the list with US$85,000 a month.
Meanwhile, Micho’s fellow countryman Milovan Rajevac who takes charge of technical duties at the Ghana national team is ranked tenth on the list with a US$30,000 monthly wage bill.
The 67-year-old has just returned to Black Stars for his second stint just like his comrade and friend Micho.
Below is a shortlist of the top earning national team coaches in Africa:
- Morocco – Vahid Halilhodzic – $89K
- Egypt – Carlos Queiroz – $85K
- Algeria – Djamel Belmadi – $65K
- Cameroon – Antonio Conceiçao – $59K
- Libya – Javier Clemente – $59K
- DR Congo – Hector Cuper – $55K
- Nigeria – Gernot Rohr – $55K
- South Africa – Hugo Broos – $50K
- Ivory Coast – Patrice Beaumelle – $35K
- Ghana – Milovan Rajevac – $30K
- Mauritania – Corentin Martins – $30K
- Benin – Michel Dussuyer – $28K
- Senegal – Aliou Cisse – $27K
- Uganda – Micho Sredojevic – $24K
- Guinea – Didier Six – $20K
- Angola – Pedro Goncalves – $20K