Ferguson tops managerial rich list but Roy Keane is second
ITV pundit has a fortune as big as Arsene Wenger's thanks to the money he made as a player
ALEX FERGUSON has been named as the richest football manager in the country with a fortune of £34m. He tops the list of football bosses in the Sunday Times Sport Rich List, which will be published this weekend.
The Daily Mail has got its hands on the managerial run-down, and there are only four serving Premier League gaffers among the top 12.
The identity of the second-placed man in the table also comes as a surprise, and possibly helps illustrate why few top players feel the need to move into management once they retire.
With a fortune of £29m, wild-eyed ITV pundit Roy Keane is tied for second on the rich list along with Arsene Wenger of Arsenal. The former Manchester United midfielder qualifies thanks to short-lived spells in charge of Sunderland and Ipswich Town, but his presence on the list is down to the money he made as a player.
He is not the only former Ferguson protege to grace the list. Steve Bruce, another former Sunderland boss now managing Hull, is in equal seventh along with Mark Hughes, who was sacked by QPR earlier in the season.
Sunderland also have a third former manager in the top ten. Martin O'Neill, who lost his job last month, scrapes in with his wealth estimated at £12m.
Most of the other names on the list are long-serving veterans of the dug-out. England boss Roy Hodgson and one of his predecessors, Sven-Goran Eriksson, are both included.
Harry Redknapp and Rafa Benitez are also featured on the list, and Roberto Mancini of Manchester City is up in fourth place.
However, the riches afforded to a successful football manager pale in comparison to what is on offer to motor-racing drivers. The Mail also has the list of richest F1 drivers born or based in the UK. It is topped by Scottish aristocrat Johnny Dumfries, who drove for Lotus in the 1980s but inherited most of his wealth.
Behind him, former Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine is worth £83m, while former team mates Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button are said to have fortunes of £60m and £58m respectively. ·