Aston Villa squad agree to a 25 per cent wage deferral for four months due to coronavirus pandemic… as club confirm they will pay ALL STAFF in full through lockdown
Aston Villa have confirmed that first-team players, coaches and senior management have agreed to defer 25 per cent of their salaries for four months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The statement read: ‘First-team players, first-team coaches and senior management have all agreed to defer 25 per cent of their salaries for four months to assist the club during this period of uncertainty with a further review taking place at the end of this period.’
The virus outbreak has seen the Premier League postpone all matches and some clubs have used the government scheme to furlough several staff. However, Villa stated they will not be placing any of their staff on furlough.
The club also confirmed they will not be placing any staff on government’s furlough scheme
The statement added: ‘They (Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens) are continuing to provide substantial funding which, combined with these significant salary deferrals, enables Aston Villa to confirm that all non-football staff – full and part time – will be retained and paid in full throughout the lockdown. There will be no furloughing of staff.’
The players could be back in action soon, as plans to have Premier League football back ‘within weeks’ are frantically underway.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson views the return of sports as a ‘moral boost’ during lockdown and these matches would more than likely be held behind closed doors for the safety of the public as the crisis continues.
The Premier League season could be back on TV screens within weeks according to reports