Who is the highest-paid coach in the PSL in 2022? How much does he earn?

Who is the highest-paid coach in the PSL in 2022? How much does he earn?

Football is among the most popular sports in today’s world. Countries and clubs participate in numerous football competitions yearly, with various trophies, recognition, and prize money up for grabs. South African football coaches are instrumental to PSL football teams’ success and are thus highly valued. Who is the highest-paid coach in the PSL today, and how much does he earn?

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Some of the highest-paid coaches in the PSL. Photo: getty.com, @Phill Magakoe, @Fethi Belaid (modified by author)
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The PSL comprises 16 teams, each with a head coach and various assistant coaches or joint senior coaches. These managers earn varying amounts depending on the teams they work for, their experience, and other factors.

Who is the highest-paid coach in the PSL?

Here is a look at the top-earning coaches in the PSL today.

7. Steve Barker - R4.8 million

highest-paid coach in the PSL in 2022
Head coach Steve Barker of University of Pretoria during the Absa Premiership match between University of Pretoria and Black Aces at Tuks Stadium. Photo: Lefty Shivambu
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  • Full name: Steven Robert Barker
  • Date of birth: 23 December 1967
  • Place of birth: Maseru, Lesotho
  • Age: 54 years (as of 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: South African
  • Club: Stellenbosch FC

Steve Barker is currently the manager of Stellenbosch FC. He joined the club in December 2016 and now ranks among the best-paid managers in the DStv Premiership. Barker previously managed the University of Pretoria Football Club and AmaZulu FC.

6. Steve Komphela – R7.2 million

Who is the highest-paid coach in 2022?
Steve Komphela speaks during the Bafana Bafana press conference at Royal Marang Sports Complex on June 05, 2012 in Rustenburg, South Africa. Photo: Duif du Toit
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  • Full name: Steve Komphela
  • Date of birth: 1 July 1967
  • Age: 55 years (as of 2022)
  • Place of birth: Kroonstad, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Club: Mamelodi Sundowns

Steve is a South African football coach and former Bafana Bafana player. He is the former manager of Maritzburg United, Kaizer Chiefs, Golden Arrows, and Bloemfontein Celtic. He is the current senior coach at Mamelodi Sundowns

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5. John Maduka - R7.2 million

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John Maduka, coach of Royal AM Football Club, shouts instructions to his players during the Professional Soccer League (PSL) game between Cape Town City and Royal AM. Photo: Rodger Bosch
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  • Full name: John Maduka
  • Date of birth: 27 September 1970
  • Age: 52 years (as of 2022)
  • Place of birth: Tholo, Malawi
  • Nationality: Malawian
  • Club: Maritzburg United FC

John Maduka had a lot of success as the coach of Royal AM, but he decided to step down from his role with Shaun Mkhize’s team. Shortly after, Maritzburg United had a special press conference in which they made the announcement that John Maduka was taking over as the team’s head coach.

4. Rhulani Mokwena – R7.8 million

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Sundowns coach Rhulani Mokwena reacts during the CAF Champions League second leg semi-final football match between South Africas Mamelodi Sundowns and Angolas Petro de Luanda. Photo: Phill Magakoe
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  • Full name: Rhulani Mokwena
  • Date of birth: 8 January 1987
  • Age: 35 years (as of 2022)
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg
  • Nationality: South African
  • Club: Mamelodi Sundowns

Rhulani Mokwena is a South African professional football manager who is the current joint head coach of Mamelodi Sundowns. He is the son of former Orlando Pirates player Julius Sono. Rhulani works as a joint manager alongside Steve Komphela and Manqoba Mngqithi. He previously managed Chippa United.

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3. Eric Tinkler – R7.8 million

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South Africa's Orlando Pirate's head coach Eric Tinkler speaks to his players during the second final of the 2015 CAF - Confederation of African Football Cup. Photo: Fethi Belaid
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  • Full name: Eric Tinkler
  • Date of birth: 30 July 1970
  • Age: 52 years (as of 2022)
  • Place of birth: Roodepoort, South Africa
  • Club: Cape Town City
  • Nationality: South African

The former Bafana Bafana player ranks among the top earners in the DStv Premiership. He is currently the head coach at PSL club Cape Town City.

2. Manqoba Mngqithi – R9 million

highest-paid coach in the PSL in 2022
Golden Arrows head coach Manqoba Mngqithi looks on during the Absa Premiership match between Chippa United and Golden Arrows at Philippi Stadium. Photo: Carl Fourie
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  • Full name: Manqoba Brilliant Ferrimant Mngqithi
  • Date of birth: 25 April 1971
  • Age: 51 years (as of 2022)
  • Place of birth: Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Nationality: South African
  • Club: Mamelodi Sundowns

Manqoba is also one of the joint coaches at Mamelodi Sundowns. He takes home R750,000 a month, making him one of the best-paid South African football coaches. Manqoba has over 15 years of experience in football coaching.

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1. Arthur Zwane – R9.6 million

Who is the highest-paid coach in 2022?
Chiefs manager Arthur Zwane reacts during the Premier Soccer League football match between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs at the FNB Stadium. Photo: Phill Magakoe
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  • Full name: Arthur Jabulani Zwane
  • Date of birth: 20 September 1973
  • Place of birth: Soweto, South Africa
  • Age: 49 years (as of 2022)
  • Nationality: South African
  • Club: Kaizer Chiefs

Arthur Zwane is a South African football coach and former player. He is currently the head coach at Kaizer Chiefs. Zwane signed a three-year contract at the club with a monthly salary of R800,000. This brings his annual salary to about R9.6 million, making him the highest-paid coach in the PSL in 2022/2023.

Summary

Here is a recap of the highest-paid PSL coaches today

RankNameClubAnnual salary
1Arthur ZwaneKaizer ChiefsR9.6 million
2Manqoba Mngqithi Mamelodi SundownsR9 million
3Eric Tinkler Cape Town CityR7.8 million
4Rhulani MokwenaMamelodi SundownsR7.8 million
5John MadukaMaritzburg United FCR7.2 million
6Steve KomphelaMamelodi SundownsR7.2 million
7Steve BarkerStellenbosch FCR4.8 million

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How many coaches are in the PSL?

The DStv Premiership (PSL) consists of 16 teams, each with a coach assisted by one or more deputies.

Who is the highest-paid coach in Africa?

The highest-paid African coach is Ehab Galal, an Egyptian former football player and manager, who is the head coach of the Egyptian national team.

How much do football coaches earn in South Africa?

How much does a South African coach earn per month? The average salary of a football manager in South Africa is about R420,006 per year.

Who is the longest-serving coach in the world?

The longest-serving football manager of all time is Roly Howard of the English club known as Marine Football Club. His first game in charge was on 12 August 1972, with his last being in the 2004/2005 season. Roly was 9in charge of the club for a whopping 33 seasons.

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What does a football coach do?

A coach is tasked with planning and leading training sessions to help players improve at the game. Coaches also develop the skills, motivation and fitness of their individual players and entire teams.

Who is the highest-paid coach in 2022?

How much does a South African coach earn per month?
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates to fans following the Premier League match between Leicester City and Manchester City at The King Power Stadium. Photo: Joe Prior
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Manchester City’s manager, Pep Guardiola, is currently the highest-paid football manager. He is reportedly earning around £19 million per year.

Which is the most popular PSL team?

The Kaizer Chiefs are arguably the most popular team in South Africa. They are closely followed by the Orlando Pirates and the Mamelodi Sundowns.

Have you been wondering about the highest-paid coach in the PSL? This article has everything you need to know about the league’s top-earning managers, their profiles, and the amounts they take home each year.

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