Leeds United players and coaches Marcelo Bielsa VOLUNTEER will benefit from a salary deferral so that all non-football club staff can be paid during the coronavirus crisis
Leeds United players and coaches have volunteered to take a salary deferral to ensure that non-football staff at Elland Road can be paid amid the current coronavirus crisis.
Football has been very concerned about the financial impact of COVID-19, with clubs lacking significant revenue, with most of the leagues currently being suspended.
And Leeds has become the first team to announce that it will defer its salary to support other club members and keep the club on a solid financial footing.
Leeds players and coaches volunteered to take salary deferral amid coronavirus crisis
A Leeds team statement said, “ Leeds United is a family, it’s the culture that has been created by everyone at the club, from players and board to staff and supporters in the stands .
“ We are going through uncertain times and so it is important that we all work together to find a way for the club to get through this period and end the season as we all hope.
“In the meantime, let’s work together to listen to government advice and health services and to defeat this virus.”
Football director Victor Orta added: “My players have shown an incredible sense of unity and unity and I am proud of their actions.
“To Marcelo, his team and all the players, we thank them for putting our expanded team first and taking care of the family.
“Now we need to focus on public health and, when people are safe, finish what we started. Caramjo vamos. ”