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

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

The South African Premier Soccer League (PSL), officially referred to as the DStv Premiership, remains one of the most competitive leagues in Africa. Because of this, it attracts some of the most experienced coaches on the continent. So, how much does the highest-paid coach in PSL 2022 take home?

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Becoming a football coach can be extremely financially rewarding. Managers with impressive records and reputations earn more money than their lesser counterparts.

How many coaches are in PSL?

The DStv Premiership consists of 16 teams, each with a coach, assisted by one or more deputies. Kaizer Chief, Mamelodi Sundown and Orlando Pirates are among the top clubs in the league that pay their coaches staggering amounts every month.

Who is the highest-paid coach in PSL 2021?

Read more to find out the highest-paid manager in PSL, including his club and the amount he takes home every month. Also, how does his paycheck compare to that of the highest-paid player in PSL?

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Steve Barker – Monthly Salary (R400,000)

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Steve Barker reacts during a match featuring his team, Stellenbosch, against Mamelodi Sundowns on 4 December 2021. Photo: @KickOffMagazine
Source: Twitter

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

Profile summary

  • Full name: Steve Barker
  • Date of birth: 23 December 1967
  • Place of birth: Maseru, Lesotho
  • Age: 54 (as of January 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Capricon
  • Nationality: South African

Kaitano Tembo – Monthly Salary (R500,000)

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Supersport United coach, Kaitano Tembo, is among the top paid foreign managers in DSTv Premiership. Photo: @SuperSportFC
Source: Twitter

Tembo previously served as an assistant manager of SuperSport United before his promotion as the head coach in 2018. He is a retired Zimbabwean football defender and one of the best paid foreign tacticians in PSL.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Kaitano Tembo
  • Date of birth: 22 July 1970
  • Place of birth: Rhodesia, Zimbabwe
  • Age: 51 (as of January 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: Zimbabwean

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Steve Komphela – Monthly Salary (R600,000)

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Steve Komphela is one of the most experienced coaches in PSL. Photo: @komphelasteve
Source: Instagram

The former Bafana Bafana player currently serves as a co-manager of Mamelodi Sundowns. In October 2020, the club appointed joint head coaches to help stir the team after Pitso Mosimane's exit. He works closely with Rhulani Mokwena and Manqoba Mngqithi.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Steve Komphela
  • Date of birth: 1 July 1967
  • Place of birth: Kroonstad, South Africa
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac sign: Cancer
  • Spouse: Mamoepi Komphela
  • Children: Nombuyiselo, Nomalanga, Noxolo
  • Twitter: @komphelasteve
  • Instagram: @komphelasteve

Ernst Middendorp – Monthly Salary (R600,000)

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Ernst Middendorp waves to fans. He has coached Maritzburg twice in his career. Photo: @TimesLIVE
Source: Twitter

Ernst is a respectable manager with vast experience in football management. He is currently managing Maritzburg United. The German-born tactician joined Maritzburg in 2020 from Saint George of Ethiopia. Apart from Maritzburg, he also managed Kaiser Chiefs and Chippa United in the PSL.

Profile summary

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  • Full name: Ernst Middendorp
  • Date of birth: 28 October 1958
  • Place of birth: Freren, Germany
  • Age: 63 (as of January 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: German

Benni McCarthy – Monthly Salary (R600,000)

How much is Benni McCarthy salary?
Amazulu coach Benni McCarthy gives instructions to his players. Photo: @bennimac17
Source: Instagram

How much is Benni McCarthy salary? McCarthy took over the management of Amazulu in December 2020 to replace Ayanda Dlamini, who resigned from his position. Before joining Amazulu, the former South African player managed Cape Town City. He is now one of the highest-earning PSL coaches 2021/22, with a monthly salary of R600,000.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Benny Saul Benni McCarthy
  • Date of birth: 12 November 1977
  • Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Age: 44 (as of January 2022)
  • Nationality: South African
  • Zodiac sign: Scorpio
  • Net worth: $16 million
  • Spouse: Maria Santos (2000-2007), Stacey Munro (2014-date)
  • Children: Minna, Mya, Allegra, Lima Rose
  • Twitter: @bennimccarthy17
  • Instagram: @bennimac17
  • Facebook: @BenniMcCarthyOfficial

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Rhulani Mokwena – Monthly Salary (R650,000)

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Rhulani Mokwena instructs his players on the sideline. Photo: @SuperSportTV
Source: Twitter

Mokwena works as a 'joint-head coach' of the Mamelodi Sundowns alongside Steve Komphela and Manqoba Mngqith. He previously managed Chippa United.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Rhulani Mokwena
  • Date of birth: 8 January 1987
  • Place of birth: Johannesburg
  • Nationality: South African
  • Net worth: $1m - $8m
  • Spouse: Angela Mokwena

Eric Tinkler - Monthly Salary (R650,000)

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Eric Tinkler joined Cape Town City in May 2021 to replace Jan Olde Riekerink. Photo: @CapeTownCityFC
Source: Twitter

The former Bafana Bafana player ranks among top earners in the DStv Premiership. He is currently managing Cape Town City.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Eric Tinkler
  • Date of birth: 30 July 1970
  • Place of birth: Roodepoort, South Africa
  • Age: 51 (as of January 2022)
  • Zodiac sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South African

Manqoba Mngqithi – Monthly Salary (R750,000)

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Manqoba Mngqithi of Mamelodi Sundown is one of the highest-paid coaches in PSL. Photo: @BackpagePix
Source: Twitter

Manqoba is also one of the joint tacticians, managing the wealthiest team in PSL, Mamelodi Sundown. He takes home R750,000 a month, but that is not enough to make him the highest-paid South African coach. Manqoba has over 15 years of experience in football coaching.

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Profile summary

  • Full name: Manqoba Brilliant Ferrimant Mngqithi
  • Date of birth: 25 April 1971
  • Place of birth: Umzimkhulu, KwaZulu-Natal
  • Age: 50 (as of January 2022)
  • Nationality: South African
  • Daughter: Asavela Mngqithi

Who is the highest-paid coach?

The top-paid coach in PSL currently is Stuart Baxter of Kaizer Chiefs. So, what is Stuart Baxter salary?

Stuart Baxter – Monthly Salary (R750,000)

What is Stuart Baxter salary?
Stuart Baxter is the highest-paid coach in PSL. Photo: @Boromo_M
Source: Twitter

The English football manager tops the list as the highest-paid coach in PSL 2021/22 with a whopping monthly salary of R750,000. Baxter is also among the most experienced managers in the league. He also served two spells with Bafana Bafana.

Profile summary

  • Full name: Stuart William Baxter
  • Date of birth: 16 August 1953
  • Place of birth: Wolverhampton, England
  • Age: 68 (as of January 2022)
  • Nationality: British

It takes a lot of experience to become the highest-paid coach in PSL, and that also comes with expectations from fans, players and the club's management.

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