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Mourinho joins Real Madrid, becomes richest coach

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 22: Head coach Jose

MADRID, SPAIN - MAY 22: Head coach Jose Mourinho of Inter Milan celebrates his team's victory at the end of the UEFA Champions League Final match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Inter Milan at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on May 22, 2010 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty/Shaun Botterill

Portuguese superstar coach José Mourinho has agreed in principal with Real Madrid to coach the team to the tune of  10 million Euros ($12 million) per year for four years. This would make him the highest-grossing coach/manager in all of sports.

Mourinho is coming off a spectacular season with Inter, where he won the Italian treble (League title, Champions League, and Italy's cup). The coach still has two years left on his current contract with Inter, but has publicly expressed a desire to leave to coach the 'Galacticos.'

Although he has yet to officially sign, it seems like Mourihno already has plans to bring in Liverpool's Steven Gerrard and Inter's Maicon.

So how exactly does Mourinho's contract compare to some of the other elite coaches' salaries? Forbes.com has a breakdown of salaries per year:

José Mourinho, Real Madrid -- $12 million
Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers -- $10. 3 million
Bill Belichick, New England Patriots -- $7.5 million
Mike Shanahan, Washington Redskins -- $7 million
Larry Brown, Charlotte Bobcats -- $7 million
Pete Carroll, Seattle Seahawks -- $7 million
Joe Torre, Los Angeles Dodgers -- $6.4 million
Mike D'Antoni, New York Knicks -- $6 million
Don Nelson, Golden State Warriors -- $6 million
Greg Popovich, San Antonio Spurs -- $6 million
Jeff Fisher, Tennessee Titans -- $5.75 million
Glen "Doc" Rivers, Boston Celtics -- $5.5 million

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