Real Madrid Boss Zinedine Zidane surprisingly stepped down as Coach on 31st May, barely five days after he guided Madrid team to three straight Champions Leagues. Zizue announced his decision along with Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez, in a hastily called press conference in Madrid. Though he mentioned that he plans to take a one-year sabbatical, it seems that period is going to be cut short. Qatar have reportedly offered former French captain a €200m contract to coach the country as it prepares for 2022 World Cup.
Egyptian Telecoms tycoon Naguib Sawiris broke the news on Twitter. If that has to be believed – an offer of £120,000 per day for four years has been extended. If accepted, that would leave him £176m richer by 2022. Earlier it was suggested that Xavi Hernandez, ex-Barcelona star, who is playing club football in Gulf Island Nation, would take charge as national team coach.
Zidane joining qatar to coach national team for World Cup 2022. 50mn à year over 4 years …
Money talks ?
— Naguib Sawiris (@NaguibSawiris) May 31, 2018
Qatar, Host of World Cup 2022
Qatar would be first nation to debut in World Cup as host nation, after 1934. The country have heavily invested in the World Cup and poured billions of dollars into building state-of-the-art Stadiums.
Despite this lucrative offer, it is believed that Zidane has a host of other offers on the table. Zidane will no doubt be in high demand and has already been speculated to take over at Chelsea after Antonio Conte. There are also talks that Zidane could take over French National team if their World Cup campaign is not up to the mark.
Back in Madrid, Jurgen Klopp is the first choice to replace Zidane. But Mauricio Pochettino of Tottenham Hotspur F.C., is also being considered. The Argentine signed a new contract last week with EPL team. This means, Real Madrid would have to pay £42million to Tottenham to appoint him. Formar Swansea boss Michael Laudrup has also emerged as a contender, as per claim made by his agent Bayram Tutumlu.