Rafa Benitez’s decision to speak out about his time at Real Madrid may have cost him millions in compensation, according to El Economista.
Benitez used his punditry role on BT Sport during the channel’s coverage of Roma-Madrid in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday to criticise Florentino Perez’s hands-on approach.
However, his remarks could have dire consequences on the remainder of the compensation he receives from the club until June 30 as the website claims he broke a confidentiality agreement, binding until January 15.
Benitez signed a contract with Madrid worth €4m net per season in June but was sacked on January 4 – 11 days earlier than when the clause was set – leaving him at risk of missing out on five months of wages.
Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti also agreed confidentiality agreements with Madrid before their respective appointments.