By Steven Wyson
It would cost Real Madrid £70million to sack under-pressure boss Zinedine Zidane after their troubled start to the season.
The Frenchman returned to the dugout at the Bernabeu in March, but struggled to get his team firing again as the campaign fizzled out.
He has now been beset by the same problems this term, with Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat by Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League highlighting a disjointed team.
Zinedine Zidane is already under pressure during his second stint at Real Madrid
Defeat by Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday was described as Zidane’s worst at Real Madrid
Those in charge at Real have never been afraid of pulling the trigger on any manager, but it is thought that the financial implications of getting rid of Zidane could make them think twice on this occasion.
According to Sport, It would set back the Spanish giants a whopping £70m just to get rid of the former World Cup winner.
Zidane signed a three-and-a-half year deal back in March that would earn him a net payment of £11.5million each season.
With three years remaining on the contract, the payout would be in the region of £35m, a figure that would come at a gross payment of £70m (€80m) to Real.
The defeat in Paris on Wednesday has been labelled Zidane’s worst ever result at Real Madrid boss, and the focus was on the former Galactico yet again on Friday morning.
In the Spanish press, Marca dedicated their front page to his current predicament, using a picture of the Real boss looking deflated, along with the headline ‘In the Spotlight’.
Former boss Jose Mourinho has been out of work since he was sacked by Manchester United in December.
Mourinho recently said managing Real Madrid was the highlight of his career despite his close affiliation with Chelsea and his treble heroics at Inter Milan.