Maurizio Sarri, Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates agree to give up 4 months of salary totaling £80 million to help the club during coronavirus crisis. The Juventus first team comprising of star player Cristiano Ronaldo and head coach Maurizio Sarri have agreed to give up their four months wages in order to help the club’s finances during the coronavirus pandemic.
Football leagues in Europe have been suspended due to the Coronavirus pandemic and football businesses including games have been affected by the crisis as lack of merchandise sales, ticket sales and television subscriptions mean clubs round Europe will suffer financial losses this period.
According to the Telegraph Sport, the players will help the club save about £80 million during the league break caused by the disease outbreak
The club has thanked its players and managers for agreeing to give up their salaries.
The statement on the official website read;
‘Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that, due to the current global health emergency is preventing the performance of the sporting activity, it has reached an understanding with the players and the coach of the First Team regarding their compensation for the residual portion of the current sport season. ‘ The statement read.
‘The understanding provides for the reduction of the compensation for an amount equal to the monthly payments of March, April, May and June 2020. In the coming weeks, personal agreements with the players and the coach will be finalised, as required by the current regulations. ‘
‘The economic and financial effects of the understanding reached are positive for about EUR 90 million for the 2019/2020 financial year. ‘
‘Should the current season’s matches be rescheduled, the Club will negotiate in good faith with the players and the coach conditional increases of compensations according to the actual resumption and finalisation of official competitions. ‘
‘Juventus would like to thank the players and the coach for their commitment at a difficult time for everyone.’
So far three Juventus players, Daniele Rugani, Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi have all tested positive to Coronavirus.