Zinedine Zidane has agreed a new three-year contract with Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
45-year-old Zidane took over the reigns at Real Madrid after the departure of Rafa Benitez in January 2016. With this new contract, the Frenchman will reportedly earn around €8 million per year, which is double of his current €4.35m a year deal.
Expressing his delight about the new contract, Zidane told a press conference ahead of Real’s Spanish Super Cup game against Barcelona: “My story with Real Madrid is deeper than contracts and signatures,”
“I’m happy to be linked with the club. But the contract doesn’t mean anything. You can sign for 10, 20 years. I know where I am and what to do. In one year, maybe I won’t be here. Real Madrid and I are not going to argue, never.”
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“I am very happy for this confidence. We have worked well and then the goals are always the same – we want to win every game and every possible title.”
Zinedine Zidane, who as a Real Madrid player, won a La Liga title, Champions League, European Super Cup, and two Spanish Super Cups, has guided Real to back to back UEFA Champions League title and last season’s La Liga trophy in his less than two years in charge as the manager.
“We are always in high spirits but now, at such a good moment, we enjoy it to the fullest. If we continue this way, it is because of the effort, being united and preparing the games.” Zidane added.
Real Madrid will hope their fine start to the new season continues on Sunday when they face Barcelona in the Spanish Suoer Cup, following their UEFA Super Cup triumph over Manchester United in midweek.