Southampton: The first Premier League club to defer player salaries


Southampton: The first Premier League club to defer player salaries

Southampton have become the first Premier League club to announce that they will be deferring part of their players' salaries due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Apart from the players, the manager, Ralph Hasenhuttl, his staff, and the board of directors will also be adopting this measure until next June.


On Monday, players announced the #PlayersTogether initiative, which will help the NHS gather the funds to combat the pandemic.


Apart from this, Southampton had already announced that they will not be furloughing any of their staff during April, May and June, refusing to use the government's furloughing scheme. The Saints also announced that all of the staff that have not opted to defer their salaries will "continue to receive 100%" of their normal pay.


Several clubs have instilled wage-cuts across the Premier League and across European football as a whole, as the football world unites together to fight this global pandemic.