Zinedine Zidane is on the ropes after Real Madrid’s painful Copa del Rey elimination by third-tier Alcoyano. The big question is, can they afford to sack the Frenchman?
Zidane has a contract until the end of the 2021-22 season. It would cost 40 million euros gross, which corresponds to the 13.5 million euros net per season that Zidane signed for on his return to the club. On December 20, the Frenchman collected the first part of his contract like the rest of the squad. Leaving now would mean paying him the second part of the 2020-2021 season and the total for next year.
From inside the club, however, and as SPORT has learned, they believe that they would not have to pay the total amount of his contract. Madrid say, and this is usual in recent contracts signed with coaches, they are only paid the amount that remains to be received from the current campaign but never the year that is pending.
So, according to this structure, sacking Zidane would cost 13 million euros gross (5.7 net), corresponding to the period until June 30, 2021.
This was already done with the departure of Julen Lopetegui who was dismissed just months after signing his contract in July 2018 and who signed with Real Madrid for three seasons. at the rate of six million euros per campaign. The Basque coach only received 3 million, corresponding to the second half of the 2018-2019 season.
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