Keane is second-richest manager in UK

ROY Keane is second only to England boss Fabio Capello in the list of the richest managers in British and Irish football.

With an estimated fortune of �34 million, Capello has emerged as the wealthiest manager in the The Sunday Times Sport Rich List for 2010.

In fact, the 63-year-old is believed to be the highest-paid England manager in history with a contract reported to be worth �6.5m a year.

The Italian was wealthy before he took over the England job, following successful stints as manager of AC Milan, Roma, Juventus and Real Madrid.

Ipswich Town boss Keane, though, is safely installed in second spot, and is only �4m behind Capello. In fact, he even leaves his former manager at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson, trailing in his wake.


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Keane’s wealth is estimated at �30m, which means that the Irishman is ahead of a number of wealthy managers with Manchester United connections.

Long-standing United boss Ferguson is third in the table with a fortune of �24m, while a selection of his former players are joint 10th worth an estimated �10m each – Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer included.

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Elsewhere, the top 10 is dominated by foreign coaches, and in particular Italians.

Chelsea’s Carlo Ancelotti holds fourth spot with �21m, followed by Republic of Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni (�18m).

Arsenal’s Arsene Wenger is sixth, two places ahead of Liverpool’s Rafa Benitez.

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