Hungarian sports weekly Sport Plusz has made an investigation into the payments of the recent times’ head coaches of the Hungarian national football team, tabloid blikk.hu reported.
Euro 2016 hero and World Cup 2018 qualifications scapegoat, Bernd Storck, who was fired in October, received the most from the Hungarian Football Association headed by OTP Bank chief Sándor Csányi. The German coach reportedly earned monthly 30 million forints (about 100.000 euros) as head coach and further 12,5 million forints (about 40.000 euros) as director of football. Storck’s successor, George Leekens has made a total of 30 million forints so far. However, having been in charge of the team only for two months without a single match, the Belgian coach is yet to be prove his worth in Hungary.
Former Hungarian coaches earned much less than the foreigners but still received amazing sums in comparison to the Hungarian average wages. Hertha BSC icon Pál Dárdai worked voluntarily in the beginning but later agreed to earn monthly 5 million forints. Current Puskás Academy FC coach Attila Pintér made 7 million every months, while former MTK Budapest coach Sándor Egervári was reportedly paid monthly 9 million. The average monthly net wage in Hungary was about 200.000 forints in 2017.
via blikk.hu; photo: Tibor Illyés – MTI