​Newly appointed Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane turned down an offer worth an annual salary of €13m to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu according to ​Marca.


While Zidane never anticipated being promoted from Castilla coach to Real Madrid manager so quickly, the report claims that it had always been his ultimate goal.

That very reason was the motivating factor behind his decision to dismiss an offer of €13m per season from an unnamed Saudi Arabian club in the summer, just before preseason preparations were kicked into motion with Castilla.


Such a salary is worth what Zidane earned at the height of his playing career but the Frenchman paid the offer no mind.


The 43-year-old is now at the helm of one of the world's biggest clubs and his ambitions for the season are just as big.

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"To win everything, that is the objective for us," he said in his first press conference. "We have two trophies to play for and we will try to win them both at end of season.


"I'm a bit emotional, like yesterday, that will pass. I am convinced of day to day work I will do with my players. I'm not someone who talks a lot with press. But that's not important. Day to day with players will be fundamental and the message will only be one: to win."