Real Madrid double Zidane's salary to €5.5 million

The pay increase is Zidane's reward for winning the Champions League and straightening out Real Madrid after Rafa Benítez's ill-fated tenure

Real Madrid double Zidane's salary to €5.5 million

Zinedine Zidane will now earn €5.5 million a year as coach of Real Madrid, doubling the €2.7m that he earned last season. The salary is the Frenchman's reward from straightening out the club during the 2015-16 campaign and winning their 11th European Cup.

Despite the doubling of his pay, Zidane is still a way off what Carlo Ancelotti received as Los Blancos' manager (€7.5m), but the hike has brought him closer to the amount Rafa Benítez demanded at the Bernabéu.

Current contract runs till 2018 

Zidane signed his contract as first team coach in February this year (a month after taking charge) until 2018. He'll start to receive his new salary from the start of the new season