Christophe Galtier, highest-paid Ligue 1 manager

Christophe Galtier, PSG
Christophe Galtier, PSG / GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/GettyImages

Like every year, the French newspaper L'Equipe revealed the highest earners among PSG players and coaches. Unsurprisingly, the top-10 biggest salaries on a monthly basis belong to PSG players. Surprisingly, the highest-paid coach is also the one leading Paris Saint-Germain.

The top-10 salaried players are all donning PSG threads this season. That's hardly surprising, although it's quite shocking to find some names listed among those in that group (looking at you, Juan Bernat).

Kylian Mbappe, of course, tops the list thanks to his massive €6m per month after extending his contract with PSG last summer. That figure nearly doubles that of 2nd-place Neymar and 3rd-place Lionel Messi, which barely make Mbappe's sum between them together.

The most ridiculous thing buried down the L'Equipe report, though, is the fact that PSG is paying their soon-to-be-sacked, underperforming manager Christophe Galtier the vast amount of €650m monthly. For the math-handicapped, that's almost €8m gross per year, or better said, this year as he's going to get fired as soon as the campaign is over.

It cannot be argued that PSG decided to pay for past production and not present/future results. Yes, the runs of Galtier while managing Lille and OGC Nice were great and he even got to lift the Ligue 1 with a team not based in Paris, but moving to the capital was always going to be a rather steep climb for him and it's showing.

In just two years, Galtier has quadrupled his yearly income with increasing salaries after every move and change of club he completed. Kudos to the man, of course.

PSG will need to cut down their player wage bill by 30% to abide by the Financial Fair Play rules at the start of next season. Galtier, although not an outfield performer, should be the first one getting axed and freeing some salary room.

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Obviously, whoever comes next to fill PSG's bench will earn that money and probably even more, but that's no problem if you are Zinedine Zidane, just to name a random coach available for hire and sitting in the wild these days...