Why there is a lot of difference in cost transfert from football players to a coaches?

I think in Europe almost all coaches have an agent, so I do not understand why there is so much difference in the negotiations between a coach (not free) and a footballer

For example take a look at Montella sign to AC Milan (where Milan is paying €500,000 to release Montella from his Sampdoria contract)

  • What do you mean by prosecutor? Usually a prosecutor is the representative of the state in a criminal trial, but that doesn't make sense here.
    – Fillet
    Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 12:29
  • @Fillet I mean agent or any other person/society that looks after the interests of the coach
    – Ale
    Commented Jun 17, 2016 at 13:05

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Some reasons could be

  • Coaches have longer careers therefore waiting 2-3 years for them to become available is not a big deal. Whereas if a striker is 27, you don't want to wait till their contract expires so you're more willing to pay the high transfer fee.

  • Players have a more obvious impact. If you have a player who is scoring 30 goals a season, other clubs are going to want to sign him, and not the coach who coached him.

  • There is no precedent for high fees for coaches. It is quite common now to spend tens of millions on a player, whereas those fees are unheard of for a coaches fee.

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