Zinedine Zidane to get over 100% salary increase after leading Real Madrid to Champions League title
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.