Mário Silva Set to Become the Highest-Paid Futsal Coach in the World

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Mário Silva’s Record-Breaking Contract and Pany Varela’s Potential Move Highlight Saudi Arabia’s Growing Investment in Futsal


According to Jornal Record, Mário Silva is on the brink of becoming the highest-paid futsal coach globally. The 43-year-old coach, who recently left SL Benfica, is reportedly close to signing with a top-tier Saudi Arabian team.

(Main picture: Mário Silva – Source of the image: S.L Benfica website

Silva is expected to ink a two-year deal, earning a staggering $380,000 net (approximately €351,000) over the contract period. This lucrative agreement will place him at the pinnacle of the world’s highest-paid futsal coaches, surpassing Nuno Dias of Sporting and Tino Peres of Barcelona, who each earn around €120,000 net annually.

Pany Varela’s Potential Move to Al Nassr

In addition, Jornal Record reports that Pany Varela is also on the radar of Saudi investment in sports, which has been extending beyond football to futsal. The Spanish portal ‘Relevo’ revealed that Varela might join Al Nassr on a three-year deal.

Mário Silva's Record-Breaking Contract and Pany Varela's Potential Move Highlight Saudi Arabia's Growing Investment in Futsal

Sporting Clube de Portugal’s Pany Varela (on the right) – Source of the image: Leonino website

The team, which features Cristiano Ronaldo, aims to make the Sporting winger their futsal star. Pany, who recently helped secure an unprecedented fourth consecutive championship for Sporting, is under contract until 2026 with a release clause of €500,000. Although the deal is progressing well, it has not yet been finalized.

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