Research reveals Ireland boss Martin O’Neill’s staggering annual salary

Research reveals Ireland boss Martin O’Neill’s staggering annual salary

MARTIN O’NEILL is in the top ten biggest earners of the managers heading to Euro 2016, according to a study by financial and economic experts Finance Football.

The Republic of Ireland manager earns in the region of €1million a year under his contract with the Football Association of Ireland (FAI), with the Boys in Green having played nine games in total in 2015.

That suggests O’Neill earned around €111,000 per game last year, or €83,333 per month, and puts him ninth on the list of top managerial earners of the 24 heading to the tournament in France this summer.

The research claims his Northern Ireland counterpart – namesake Michael O’Neill – is on a considerably less salary at €320,000, meaning the Republic boss earns over three times as much per annum.

Nonetheless, Northern Ireland’s manager is in a decent position on the list at 13, with England boss Roy Hodgson leading the way on a generous €5m per year, followed by Italy’s Antonio Conte on €4.6m.

One notable inclusion on Finance Football’s list of earners was Russia boss Leonid Slutsky, who manages his national side free of charge.

That revelation is somewhat baffling, considering his predecessor – former England manager Fabio Capello – was once the highest paid manager in world football in the same job.

Meanwhile, Wales boss Chris Coleman ranks 15 on the list, picking up a handy €260,000 per year.