Everton players accept wage deferrals to help soften COVID-19 blow


Everton players accept wage deferrals to help soften COVID-19 blow
FILE PHOTO: Goodison Park, Liverpool, Britain - May 17, 2020 General view outside Everton's Goodison Park stadium. REUTERS/Phil Noble

In Summary

  • Manager Carlo Ancelotti, his support staff and board members had accepted pay cuts and deferrals of up to 30% back in March
  • The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the pandemic and several clubs have announced wage deferrals

Everton’s first team players have agreed to defer up to 50% of their wages for the next three months to help mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the English Premier League club’s chief executive said on Tuesday.

Manager Carlo Ancelotti, his support staff and board members had accepted pay cuts and deferrals of up to 30% back in March.

“This remarkable show of unity has enabled the club to maintain the salaries of all … full and part-time employees and … directly engaged matchday and non-matchday casual staff,” Denise Barrett-Baxendale said in a statement.

The Premier League has been suspended since mid-March due to the pandemic and several clubs have announced wage deferrals.

Everton are 12th in the league and will resume their campaign against Liverpool on June 21.

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