Amid the slowdown in China’s economic growth and the sluggishness of Chinese men’s soccer international competitions, the annual salary of the Chinese men’s soccer team coach is also expected to burst.
The Chinese Football Association is putting foreign coaches under review as the successor to the men’s national team coach Li Xiaopeng, who is likely to be fired due to sluggish results, and is considering an annual salary budget of up to $2 million after tax (about 2.4 billion won), according to Chinese media Feng Fai. reported on the 2nd.
This is not a small amount, but it is shabby compared to the amount given to foreign ‘masters’ who led the Chinese national team in the past.
Marcello Lippi, who led Italy’s 2006 World Cup victory, is said to have received an annual salary of 23 million euros (30.8 billion won) while leading the Chinese men’s national team from 2016 to 2019.
In addition, it was reported in the media that Guus Hiddink, who coached the under-21 men’s national team from 2018 to 2019, received an annual salary of up to 4 million euros (approximately 5.4 billion won, an estimated amount). 메이저놀이터
In the past, companies sponsored the salaries of national team coaches, so they were able to receive huge sums of money, but now, Peng Fai said, the Chinese Football Association is a system that is fully responsible for the coaches’ salaries.
Currently, the association’s preferred foreign coach candidates include Cosmin Olaroiu (Romania), who led the Chinese professional team Jiangsu, Paulo Bento, who led Korea’s Qatar World Cup round of 16, and Carlos Queiroz (both Portugal), who coached the Iranian national team. Feng Pai introduced that Dragan Stojkovic (Serbia), who served as coach of the pro team Guangzhou, is being named.
However, it is unclear whether famous foreign leaders who remember the ‘golden age’ of the national team coach, which coincided with the Chinese leadership’s goal of ‘soccer rise’ in the past, will be satisfied with an annual salary of 2 million dollars. Therefore, there is a prospect that new leaders who have achieved results abroad will be recruited.