Rafa Benítez will have nightmares when he thinks about the 2015/16 season. Last summer he joined his beloved club to win all the major trophies and improve Ancelotti’s performance. It was a hard task because the players and most of the supporters loved the Italian coach, but Benitez arrived with a good CV to the Real Madrid bench.
After a few months, it was pretty clear that the coach couldn’t handle the dressing room and the players. He was losing the squad and he was finally sacked. Zidane arrived at his position without chances to win La Liga or Copa del Rey trophy. However, in only six months Zidane won the Champions League and fought for La Liga trophy until the last game.
Zidane’s good performance was good news for Rafa Benítez. The coach has earned 600.000€ in a bonus for winning the Champions League, even if he left the club after the group stage. The players got the same money, but Zidane earned even more, 1.2M€.
With this money and his good salary at Newcastle, Benítez’s aim is to earn the promotion for the Magpies after being relegated to the Championship.