If a reluctant French football icon has agreed on a return to the Bernabeu camp in spite of differences with club president Florentino Perez, the pay packet has been one of the key factors to persuade the former French international.
While Zidane was not too keen on replacing Santiago Solari at Real Madrid, the club has been desperate to get him back after the Copa del Rey and Champions League defeats last week. The equation has worked monetarily in favour of the Frenchman, who eventually is “very happy to return home” within ten months of leaving the club amidst news of his differences with the club.
So what is the deal that will keep Zidane at the Bernabeu camp over the next three years. The club and the manager are maintaining a silence of the financials of the deal. However, reports suggest that there is a certain bonus over his previous contract with the club.
That means Zidane will be earning more than his earlier £ 7.2 million ($ 9.51 mn) annual pay package. This equates to £ 138,082 ($182,345) a week and £19,725 ($26,045) a day. With an anticipated hike on the existing contract value, Zidane’s per day salary in the new office will be in the range of ₹ 20 lakh per day.
He is set to take home more than £21.6 million ($ 28.6 mn) over the next three years.
Real are currently third in La Liga, 12 points behind leaders Barcelona.
“The best manager in the world has re-joined the club,” Real president Florentino Perez said.
“Our destinies are once again united.”
Zidane immediate tasks will include the Real Madrid squad after the Champions League debacle last week. There will also be entrusted to find a suitable replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, which the club has not sought so far.
Zidane’s first game back in charge of Real will be against Celta Vigo on coming Saturday.