Sport waiver of salary stands: Schalke saves millions a month
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Because the Schalke professionals, like the board, coaching team, supervisory staff and numerous managers and employees, are foregoing salary, Schalke will save a lot of money in the coming months.
As the Schalke announced on Friday, the professionals agreed with the club management on a "partial waiver of wages and premiums and additionally a percentage suspension of their earnings until June 30, 2020". With this, the players want to help preserve the almost 600 jobs in the club.
For the sixth in the table, who closed the 2019 financial year with a hefty minus of 26.1 million euros, the agreement means a monthly relief "in the million range". It is an "extremely valuable contribution to securing the association's liquidity".
"After Peter Peters, Alexander Jobst and I informed the team council about the current existential crisis, the team immediately agreed to their full support," said sports director Jochen Schneider. "The fact that the players are aware of their great responsibility in this way and that they have pledged their total solidarity is a great sign of loyalty. Our players have thus impressively documented what our club means to them."
professionals and club management had already signaled that "considering further steps" beyond June - depending on how the Corona crisis developed.
Völler makes it clear: Everyone has to forego salary .
© Getty Images Rudi Völler talks about the effects of the corona pandemic Sport Managing Director Rudi Völler from Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen sees a waiver of salary as indispensable for coping with the consequences of the corona crisis in professional football. "I called our captain Lars Bender on Monday. We discussed several things, but of course we also discussed this issue. We are thinking about it and the players as well, Lars gave me the signal," said the 59-year-old .