When Zinedine Zidane replaced Rafael Benitez as first coach of Real Madrid, he was the lowest paid top manager in European football. His €2.7million-a-year salary was barely an improvement on what he earned as B-team manager. Following a successful first season during which he won the Champions League, he has agreed improved contract terms with the club.
Zidane’s new contract will seem him earn €5.5m a season which translates to £90,000-a-week.
Zidane guided Real Madrid to their second Champions League in the last three years in May when they beat Atletico Madrid in Milan.