So, who makes the top 3?
Thomas Tuchel – Chelsea 7 Million
Overall investment rating 9.5/10
Nuno Espirito Santo – Tottenham 7 Million
Tottenham have faced a lot of criticism in recent times for a frugal approach to investment in the club. However, Daniel Levy has denied this, and the appointment of Santo, following the sacking of Mourinho, has been a pointer in this approach.
Overall investment rating a preliminary 7/10
Mikel Arteta – Arsenal FC 5 Million
The new Gunners boss has received significant backing from the Kroenke family in investing in the club, and now he is viewed as a long term return on investment. He has already delivered a couple of cups, however league returns have been modest at best.
Overall investment rating a preliminary 6/10.
So, whether or not those salaries are worthy investments will depend on the returns that those investments achieve. With two, Santo and Arteta, the jury is still out…they are still in the infancy of their ‘reign’. With Tuchel however, Chelsea have invested in the here and now…and he must continue to deliver!
All salaries here quoted were from an article in the Daily Cannon.