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
Report: Real Beats Barca to Promising Youngster    
Real Madrid has beaten Barcelona to the signing of promising youngster Marco Asensio, in what Spanish ...
Guardiola Hopes Messi Stays at Barca     
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola said he hopes "with all my heart" that Lionel Messi ends ...
Man City, Bayern Fans Persist with UEFA Protest    
PA Sport reports that Manchester City and Bayern Munich will continue their "Respect ... Fans" protest ...
Report: Sony to End FIFA Partnership     
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony will become the second official FIFA sponsor to decide not to ...
Arsenal Fails to Register Giroud for UCL     
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud will be forced to sit out the Gunners' crucial UEFA Champions League ...
Koeman: Saints Can Finish Top Four    
Southampton coach Ronald Koeman insists his team can remain in the Premier League's top four following ...
Mourinho Downplays Di Matteo's Chelsea Success     
Jose Mourinho refused to be drawn into a comparison with former Chelsea coach Roberto Di Matteo, ...
Report: Barca's Vermaelen May Need Surgery     
Goal.com reports that Barcelona defender Thomas Vermaelen could require surgery to cure the hamstring injury that ...
Messi's Top Ten Records    
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who became La Liga's all-time leading scorer (253 goals) following his hat ...
Rodgers Admits His Future Could be in Doubt     
Brendan Rodgers admitted that he could be fired after Liverpool slumped to a fourth successive defeat ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives