Coach Gareth Southgate agreed to reduce the salary by 30% to reduce the financial burden for the English Football Association (FA) during the pandemic.
Southgate’s current salary is US $ 2.2 million per year, equivalent to US $ 183,000 per month. With a commitment to reduce the salary by 30% due to Covid-19, the England coach will lose nearly 55,000 USD per month.
Southgate’s move comes at a time when players in the UK are strongly opposed to the proposed reduction of salary by the Premier League organizers. Earlier, the FA admitted that it could lose up to $ 123 million in revenue because of Covid-19, due to canceled or canceled events.
Contrary to Southgate, many influential players in the United Kingdom do not accept a salary cut, pushing the relationship between the Professional Football Players Association of England with the Premier League organizers to a stressful level.
Many captains like Kevin De Bruyne (Man City), Troy Deeney (Watford) or Mark Noble (West Ham) argue that the reduction in wages is only beneficial to the owners, and the British government loses more taxes, causing real losses. benefit public services needed.
Rooney criticized the proposed 30% pay cut
Wayne Rooney believes the players were turned into scapegoats as the community struggled with Covid-19.
The Premier League held an online meeting with the Player Association (PFA) and the British Coach Association (LMA) to negotiate a 30% cut on player wages, or allow clubs to delay payment. But that proposal was not supported by some, including Rooney.
Public health secretary of the UK government Matt Hancock led the way in calling players to reduce wages to support the community because they are high-income people.
Rooney’s views are backed by former England players Gary Lineker and Gary Neville. Meanwhile, after a meeting with the Premier League leadership, the PFA announced that a reduction in player salaries could cost the government $ 245 million in taxes.