REAL MADRID would reportedly have to fork out £70.5million to axe Zinedine Zidane and bring in Jose Mourinho.
Furious Los Blancos fans called for the Frenchman to be sacked following Wednesday’s 3-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
But according to Sport, Madrid will have to splash the cash if they want to end the 47-year-old’s second spell in charge.
This is because Zidane agreed to a three and a half season contract when he made his return to the Bernabeu in March.
The club have vowed to pay him £11.5million per season and will have to find the funds to bring in a new manager.
In total including fees covering his dismissal and tax, the club would expect to lose £70.5million.
Zidane has fallen out of favour in the Spanish capital despite leading Real to three Champions League titles between 2015 and 2018.
The La Liga side have picked up just eight points from their opening four league games.
And his win ratio since his arrival sits below 50 per cent following the humiliating defeat to Thomas Tuchel’s PSG side.
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Madrid failed to register a shot on target for the first time in 578 games across all competitions.
And former Manchester United boss Mourinho has emerged as an early favourite to replace him.
The Portuguese tactician was in charge of Los Blancos from 2010 until 2013 before his spell with Chelsea.
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