Top 10 highest paid PSL coaches in South Africa 2020

Top 10 highest paid PSL coaches in South Africa 2020

The Premier Soccer League (PSL) is a football league game played in South Africa. The top highest paid PSL coaches earn a lot of money. In this article, we list the highest paid PSL coaches, what they make, who they manage, and much more.

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Who is the highest paid coach in PSL 2019? The list below shows all the top 10 in descending order. The SA PSL coaches are responsible for the team, and they determine whether they win or lose.

Highest paid PSL coaches

The highest paid PSL coach 2020 is mentioned below:

Pitso Mosimane ( Salary: R700,000 - R800,000)

  • Manager: Mamelodi Sundowns
  • Played for: Mamelodi Sundowns, Orlando Pirates etc.
  • Playing position: Midfielder
  • Date of birth: 26th July 1964 (age 55)
  • Place of birth: Kagiso, South Africa

Mosimane is a former football player turned coach who is known all over the football community as one of the longest-serving coaches in South African football. Pitso Mosimane salary makes him the highest paid PSL coach in SA.

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He solidified his role as one of the best South African coaches in 2016 when his team won the 2016 CAF Champions League. They defeated the Egyptian Zamalek 3-1. This was the second time South Africa won after the Orlando Pirates, who won back in 1995.

He was also named the 10th best coach in the world in December 2016 by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics. He is one of the highest earning PSL coaches.

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Stuart Baxter (Salary: R350,000- R450,000)

  • Full name: Stuart William Baxter
  • Manager: South African National Football Team
  • Played for: Several European clubs
  • Playing position: Midfielder
  • Date of birth: 16th August 1953 (age 66)
  • Place of birth: Wolverhampton, England
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He was born in England, raised by Scottish parents, and is a former player and head coach of the South African National Football Team. He has played for England, Australia, Scotland, Sweden, and the United States. His playing career came to an end in 1983. Since then, he has managed AIK, Finland, Kaizer Chiefs, among others.

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Eric Tinkler ( Salary: R350,000 - R400,000)

  • Manager: Maritzburg United in the South African Premier Division
  • Played for: Wits University, Vitória, Cagliari, Barnsley, Caldas, and Bidvest Wits
  • Playing position: Midfielder
  • Date of birth: 30th July 1970 (age 49)
  • Place of birth: Roodepoort, South Africa
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He is a South African football coach and former player. In December 2013, he became the head coach of the Orlando Pirates. He then left them to become the head coach of the Cape Town city club. In June 2017, he became the head coach of Supersport United, and he quit in March 2018. In January 2019, he became the head coach of Maritzburg United, where he has remained.

Steve Komphela (Salary: R300,000 - R400,000)

  • Full name: Steven Mbuyi Komphela
  • Manager: Golden Arrows
  • Played for: South Africa National Football Team
  • Playing position: Defender
  • Date of birth: 1st July 1967 (age 52)
  • Place of birth: Kroonstad, South Africa

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Steve Komphela salary is pretty high despite the troubles he has faced. His coaching career began in 2002 with the Manning Rangers Football Club. He managed various teams between 2002 and 2015. He then joined the Kaizer Chiefs, a move that saw him almost destroy his career.

They failed to win a trophy in all the three years that he was their coach. Once he left, the team rose back to its former glory and is now at the top in South Africa.

In 2018, he joined the Bloemfontein Celtic, and they ended up winning the first six consecutive league games in the 2018–2019 Premier Soccer League.

Gavin Hunt (Salary R300,000 - R400,000)

  • Full name: Gavin John Hunt
  • Manager: Bidvest Wits
  • Played for: Hellenic
  • Playing position: Right-back
  • Date of birth: 11th July 1964 (age 55)
  • Place of birth: Cape Town, South Africa

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He is a former South African football player. He was forced to retire when he had an Achilles tendon injury and went right into coaching. His biggest victory came at SuperSport United, where he won three consecutive PSL championships from 2007- 2008 to 2009- 2010.

Muhsin Ertugral (Salary: R250,000 - R350,000)

  • Manager: Maritzburg United
  • Played for: Eskişehirspor
  • Playing position: Defender
  • Date of birth: 15th September 1959 (age 60)
  • Place of birth: Istanbul, Turkey

He is a Turkish football coach who has played for various clubs in Turkey, Belgium, and Germany. Since 1995, he has coached several teams, including DR Congo, Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Golden Arrows, Ajax Cape Town, among many more.

Roger De Sá (Salary: R250,000)

  • Full name: Rogério Paulo Cesar de Sá
  • Manager: Platinum Stars
  • Playing position: Goalkeeper
  • Played for: South Africa National Football Team
  • Date of birth: 1st October 1964 (age 55)
  • Place of birth: Maputo, Mozambique

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He is a South African football manager who was born to Portuguese settlers in Mozambique. His father was a goalkeeper back in the day, and his family fled from Mozambique to South Africa in 1974.

During his days of being a footballer, he played for Mamelodi Sundowns and Moroka Swallows. Between 2001 and 2016, he managed several teams such as the Orlando Pirates, Ajax Cape Town, and Maritzburg United.

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Kjell Jonevret (Salary: R250,000)

  • Played for: IF Brommapojkarna, Viking FK, Vasalund
  • Playing position: Forward
  • Date of birth: 28th June 1962 (age 57)
  • Place of birth: Stockholm, Sweden

He is a Swedish coach and former football player. He became the Orlando Pirates manager in February 2017 but quit just a few months later in August 2017 over speculation that he was to be replaced.

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Dan Malesela (Salary: R220,000)

  • Manager: TS Galaxy
  • Year of birth: 1965 (age 53)
  • Place of birth: South Africa
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In Durban, he led his team to victory when they beat the Kaizer Chiefs 1 - 0. This made them the first second-tier club to win the South African FA Cup

Peter Butler (Salary: R220,000)

  • Full name: Peter James Butler
  • Manager: Liberia national football team
  • Played for: Huddersfield Town, Cambridge United, Bury, Southend United, etc.
  • Playing position: Midfielder
  • Date of birth: 27th August 1966 (age 53)
  • Place of birth: Halifax, England

He is a pro-English football player and coach with about 450 appearances in the Premier League and Football League. He coached the Botswana team from 2014 - 2017 and then became the head coach of Platinum Stars in the South African PSL in 2017 and left that same year.

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Who is the best coach in PSL? The best coaches are all on this list. i.e., Pitso Mosimane, Gavin Hunt, Eric Tinkler, among others.

Those are the top 10 highest paid PSL coaches with the highest paid coach in PSL 2020 being Pitso Mosimane. Their contribution to the sport has made them legends as well as fattened their bank accounts.


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