Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Salary Cap Doesn't Restrict Spending on Coaches
ESPN Soccernet, November 29th, 2007 5PM

MOST READ

MOST COMMENTED

Major League Soccer's salary cap might be all about keeping close tabs on the books, but soccer columnist Frank Dell'Apa reminds us that the cap has nothing to do with coaches salaries. In the last few months, New York and L.A. have underscored that point by spending big money on coaches -- although in NY's case big money was spent to get rid of its coach.

Bruce Arena was to cost the Red Bulls $600,000 per year for three years, but management was so keen to get rid of him they decided buy out the remainder of his contract after little more than 15 months in charge. Anschutz Entertainment Group, of course, spent even more money to bring Dutch tactician Ruud Gullit to the L.A. Galaxy. He's currently on a three-year, $4 million contract.

These may be teams with deep-pocketed owners, but Dell'Apa says their willingness to pay a premium for coaching could be the start of a trend -- a trend that's almost encouraged given the salary cap, which was just raised to $2.25 million for next season. In the case of successful coaches like Houston's Dominic Kinnear, who earns about $250,000 per year, and New England's Steve Nicol, who earns about $175,000 per year, they've earned the right to demand more money. Less successful clubs, on the other hand, have earned the right to give higher profile coaches a call. Of course, as expectations for coaches rise, so too should their pay.

Read the original story...



No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Brandao Faces One-Month Suspension for Head-Butt     
Bastia striker Brandao has been provisionally suspended until Sept. 18 by Ligue 1's disciplinary committee and ...
QPR Adds Two World Cup Players     
Queen Park Rangers on Friday confirmed the signing of Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on a season-long ...
Neymar Suffers Ankle Sprain    
Barcelona forward Neymar has picked up an ankle sprain in training and will be out of ...
Conte: 'We're Counting on' Rossi     
Antonio Conte said he is "counting on" New Jersey native Giuseppe Rossi as he draws up ...
Balotelli-Liverpool Talks Continue    
Mario Balotelli has arrived in Liverpool for a medical ahead of his expected 16 million pound ...
Report: Top Clubs Opening US Academies     
The AP reports that South American and European soccer powerhouses are opening full-time soccer academies across ...
Legia Loses CAS Appeal     
Legia Warsaw has said it will sack the administrator blamed for the clerical error that resulted ...
Report: BVB's Sponsors to Buy Stakes     
Borussia Dortmund on Thursday announced that the club would issue up to 24.5 million shares in ...
Simeone: Atletico Can't Compete with Real, Barca    
In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Atltico Madrid coach Diego Simeone emphasized that despite ...
Dzeko Signs Four-Year Man City Contract     
Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko on Thursday signed a new four-year deal with the defending Premier ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives