Zinedine Zidane is being lined up as the new Qatar national team manager and would be paid an eye-watering £44 million per year, according to reports.
Zidane, 45, announced his shock resignation from Real Madrid yesterday but may not be out of work for too long.
The Frenchman was widely expected to take a sabbatical, much like Pep Guardiola and Luis Enrique have done, but an offer of £120,000 per day for four years – which would leave him £176m richer by 2022 – may be too good to turn down.That is the figure reported by influential Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris, who took to Twitter to suggest the offer on the table.
Qatar will host the World Cup in 2022 and therefore receive automatic qualification.
It will be the first time the nation – ranked 101st in the world – have appeared at the tournament and not since 1934 have the host nation been making their tournament debut.