Saturday, 20 April 2019 | 19:34 WIB

Qatar Prepares Millions of Pounds to Land Zidane

Zinedine Zidane

QATAR, NNC – Zinedine Zidane has just retired from being Real Madrid coach. But he has become the target by a lot of teams in the world. In addition to the top European club, the French coach was also hunted by the Qatari national team.

The Sun even reported that Qatar Football Federation (QFA) is ready to seduce the coach with a very lucrative fee that reached GBP176 million (IDR3.2 trillion). The value is a contract with four-year duration or until 2022. That means Zidane will get a salary of GBP44 million (IDR812 billion) per year.

With the pay, Zidane will be the highest paid coach in the world. The fee is more than double the salary of Marcello Lippi, who is currently the world's most expensive coach with GBP18 million (IDR331 billion) a year from Chinese national team.

Qatar national team is desperate to bring Zidane. It is because they will host the upcoming 2022 World Cup. Therefore, Qatar obviously needs an experienced figure to sit in the coach seats for their national team to compete.

Zinedine Zidane is currently not a coach of any club or any national team after officially announcing his resignation as Real Madrid coach on Thursday (5/31).

The withdrawal of Zinedine Zidane is surprising because he has a brilliant career with Real Madrid and has even just presented his third consecutive Champions League trophy for El Real. His total trophy collection for two and a half seasons in taking care of Madrid amounts to nine trophies, including three Champions League titles in a row.