Highest Paid Coaches in South Africa 2022
Can you name the Highest Paid Coaches in South Africa? The PSL stands for the Premier Soccer League which is a national sporting association which is tagged with the responsibility of setting up the South African Premier Division as well as the National First division which are the two professional leagues on the football scene in South Africa.
It is therefore no surprise that the best coaches in South Africa earn huge salaries. As a matter of fact, it looks like coaches’ salaries are on the rise; every year the numbers go up, and the coaches get richer because if you do not pay, someone else will.
Top 10 Highest Paid Coaches in South Africa 2022
But who are the coaches in South Africa with the biggest paychecks? That is exactly what this article is intended to discover. Furthermore, we will also discuss their antecedents; why they have the right to demand such high fees. Without wasting time, let us now discover the top 10 highest-paid coaches in South Africa.
I’m sure you are here to know about the top highest paid coaches in South Africa currently.
10. Steve Barker Monthly Salary- R400,000 Rands per month
Steven Robert “Steve” Barker is a South African former football player and coach currently managing South African Premier Division club Stellenbosch FC.
He is not the only “Barker” to be popular for their association with South African football. He is nephew to Clive William Barker, the legendary South African football coach who lead the country’s national team to their only African Nation’s Cup title in 1996.
Born on December 23, 1967, Steve Barker started his playing career in 1990 at Wits University F.C. and then moved to SuperSport United F.C. in 1999. He began his managerial career with the University of Pretoria Football Club, popularly called Tuks F.C., in 2008, and led them to the Premier Soccer Division in 2012 before he left in 2014 to manage the Durban-based AmaZulu F.C. His stay with Amaqhawe lasted only two years as the Maseru-born tactician moved on to sign for Stellenbosch F.C. in 2017, where he earns R400,000 in salary monthly.
Steve Barker is one of the Highest Paid Coaches in South Africa Currently.
9. Kaitano Tempo Monthly Salary- R500,000 Rands per month
Kaitano Tembo was the assistant coach of Supersport United in the South African Premier Soccer League and was later promoted to Caretaker Coach within the same club in March 2018. He is currently the head coach of Supersport United football club.
Tembo was born in Zimbabwe on July 22, 1970, and played for his country’s national team – The Warriors – as a defender. He won 15 caps (and scored two goals) as a Zimbabwean international, appearing at the COSAFA Cup in 1999, 2000, and 2003 and the 2004 African Cup of Nations. At club level, the bulky center-back started his career with Dynamo F.C. in Zimbabwe, before moving to South Africa and playing for Seven Stars F.C. (1998–1999) and his current team, Supersport United F.C. (1999–2006). His current contract with SuperSport United credits his account with a massive R500,000 every month, making Kaitano Tembo the third highest-paid coach in the clubs’ history.
8. Steve Komphela Monthly Salary: R600,000 Rands per month
Steve Komphela is South African and is a football manager in South Africa as well as a former football player himself. He is, however, the current serving co-manager of Mamelodi Sundowns FC with a monthly salary of R600,000.
Steve was born in Golden Valley farm, 20 km outside Kroonstad to Jack Koyi Koyo and Nomalanga Komphela as the youngest of 11 children. He was nicknamed “Golden Boy of Kroonstad” due to his talent. Komphela became a teacher by profession after he got his teacher’s diploma at Tshiya College in Free State. He was the top achiever in his class.
Kompela began his coaching career with Manning Rangers F.C. in 2002. Between 2002 and 2015, he coached several clubs, in which he all worked for a single season. In 2015, he joined Kaizer Chiefs F.C. for a 3-year contract. Failing to win any trophy since his arrival at Kaizer Chiefs, he was forced to resign before the end of his contract.
This followed after Kaizer Chief’s fans were launching violent protests against him in every match. In July 2018, he was announced to have joined Bloemfontein Celtic which was undergoing financial struggles at the time. Kaizer Chiefs almost ruined steve Komphela’s career after almost 3 years.
Several fans were uttering negative comments about him on most Social Media platforms, mainly blaming him for Kaizer Chiefs‘s inability to win trophies. But at the end of the day you can understand why the fans got angry. Following his departure from the Kaizer Chiefs, the team however, started winning games shortly after he left, and are currently top of the table.
7. Ernst Middendorp Monthly Salary: R600,000
- Club: Maritzburg United F.C.
- Salary: R600,000
Middendorp has been coaching professional football at the top level for nearly two decades throughout Europe, Asia, and Africa. He holds a UEFA Pro License (Fussball-Lehrer) from the German Football Association and a UEFA Pro License (Fussball-Lehrer) from the German Football Association. Aside from that, Middendorp has had previous experience analyzing FIFA World Cup tournaments (2006 and 2010), as well as the 2012 European Championship.
Middendorp made his return to the Kaiser Chiefs on December 7th 2018. It was a 1–0 victory over SuperSport United on the 12th of December that marked his debut.
Kaizer Chiefs ended the 2018–19 season in ninth place in the Absa Premiership. The following season, Kaizer Chiefs finished in second place and earned a spot in the CAF Champions League for the 2020–21 season
On November 26, 2020, Middendorp will make his return to Maritzburg United. On November 27, 2020, he played in his first match, which ended in a 2–1 loss against SuperSport United.