The Euro 2016 has already concluded with Portugal emerging as champions after defeating host nation, France through an Eder goal in the second half of extra time.We therefore, take a look at the highest paid managers at the Euros this summer;
He started his career in midfield with Sarajevo, losing in the 1983 Yugoslavian Cup final but featuring twice as his team took the 1984/85 league title, the only major honour of his playing days. After short spells in charge of Turkey’s Samsunspor and Sion back in Switzerland, was named Lazio coach in June 2012 and won the Coppa Italia in his first term in Italy, also helping the side to seventh position in the final standings.Left in January 2014 after being anointed Switzerland coach Ottmar Hitzfeld’s successor, taking the reins after the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Promptly guided his charges to UEFA EURO 2016.
The highlight of Northern Irish international O’Neill’s playing career was winning the 1977/78 English title and 1979 and 1980 European Cups under Brian Clough at Nottingham Forest (though he did not play in the first of those finals).Managed Aston Villa between 2006 and 2010, then Sunderland from 2011 to March 2013. O’Neill was appointed Ireland manager, to be assisted by fellow former Forest player Roy Keane, that November, and led the team to UEFA EURO 2016 via a play-off win against Bosnia and Herzegovina.
After a career change as a technician – Santos holds a degree in electrical and telecommunications engineering – he returned to football in 1987, taking over at former team Estoril-Praia. Stayed seven years, guiding them to two promotions and the Portuguese top flight.He was appointed by Portugal in September 2013 after Paulo Bento’s departure following a 1-0 defeat by Albania and led them to UEFA EURO 2016 thanks to seven successive victories.
A former midfielder, Koller spent his entire playing career with Swiss side Grasshoppers, making over 400 league appearances from 1978 to 1997 and winning seven league titles and five Swiss Cups.Capped 55 times by Switzerland, he scored three goals for his country .Koller was installed as Austria coach on 4 October 2011, replacing Dietmar Constantini. Missed out on a place at the 2014 FIFA World Cup but earned a contract extension until December 2015 and rewarded that faith by overseeing a first successful UEFA European Championship qualifying campaign as Austria reached UEFA EURO 2016.
Deschamps had success with Marseille as a defensive midfielder, winning Ligue 1 in 1990 and 1992 and captaining them to UEFA Champions League glory in 1993.Succeeded Laurent Blanc after UEFA EURO 2012 and guided France to the 2014 World Cup via the play-offs, triggering a contract extension that ensured he would remain in charge for the 2016 finals on home soil. Took Les Bleus to the last eight in Brazil, losing to eventual winners Germany.
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Came up through the ranks at Real Madrid and became an important member of the team as a defensive midfielder during the 1970s.Succeeded Luis Aragonés as Spain coach in July 2008. Set a global record by winning his opening 13 matches and steered the European champions to the 2010 FIFA World Cup with a perfect qualifying record. Went on to guide Spain to a first world title in South Africa with a final victory against the Netherlands and then successfully defended their continental crown at UEFA EURO 2012, although their reign as world champions was ended in the group stage at Brazil 2014, but overcame some early qualifying worries to guide them to UEFA EURO 2016.
He was summoned by old friend Jürgen Klinsmann to become his assistant with Germany. The pair steered the Nationalmannschaft to a third-place finish on home soil at the 2006 FIFA World Cup.Replaced Klinsmann as head coach, taking the side to a runners-up spot at UEFA EURO 2008 and third place at the 2010 World Cup. They also reached the last four of UEFA EURO 2012, before qualifying unbeaten for the 2014 global finals.The real glory was to follow in Brazil, Löw leading the team to their fourth world title with a final defeat of Argentina. In 2015 he signed a new contract running until 2018.
Appointed Turkey coach in 1993, Terim led them to EURO ’96.Named head of the national team in 2013 for a third time – on a part-time basis – in August 2013, he parted company with Galatasaray in September to assume the role full time. Was unable to lead Turkey to the 2014 World Cup despite winning three of his four qualifiers in charge, but did take them to UEFA EURO 2016.
Started coaching career as assistant at Siena in 2005, taking over Serie B side Arezzo the following season. After leading Bari and Siena to the top flight in 2009 and 2011 respectively, he signed a two-year contract with Juventus.Wasted no time in revamping the squad and enjoyed a debut season to remember as the Bianconeri claimed the Scudetto without losing a single game, suffering their sole defeat of the season against SSC Napoli in the Coppa Italia final. Led Juventus to a second successive title in 2013 and made it three in a row the following year, before stepping down in July 2014. Appointed Italy coach on a two-year deal a month later, he guided the Azzurri undefeated to UEFA EURO 2016.
Hodgson’s coaching career spanning eight countries began with Halmstad.He left Anfield after 31 matches in charge, the shortest reign in Liverpool history, yet within five weeks was at West Brom, whom he steered to a then Premier League high of 11th. He was appointed England manager on 1 May 2012 and took them to the quarter-finals of UEFA EURO 2012 and also reached the 2014 World Cup, where they failed to get out of the group stage, although they made serene progress to UEFA EURO 2016.