Manuel Neuer, during a match with the Bayern Munich


Neuer's lesson: "We are privileged and we must accept a salary cut"

Published:26/03/2020 - 10:27h

Updated:26/03/2020 - 17:27h

Manuel Neuer, goalkeeper of the Bayern of Munich, spoke about the cuts salariales that has suffered his team owing to the stop by the coronavirus

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The pandemia of the coronavirus has suspended indefinitely the sportive activity, braking completely the world of the football with the arrest of the championships suspender belts and of the international competitions. The fault of parties has caused that the clubs have lost a lot of million euros owing to not obtaining income by television rights neither sale of entrances.

In front of this complicated situation, the teams have had to look for alternative solutions to combat the new economic crisis in which they have seen wrapped, emplazando to his footballers to collaborate and adapt his wages to these new extraordinary conditions. This gesture by part of the sportsmen is key so that the clubs go out airosos of the big current problem.

One of the clubs that already has pactado this reduction salarial has been the Bayern of Munich, through the conversations of the council of players with the president of the managerial board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the sportive director Hasan Salihamidzic and the managerial Oliver Kahn. Finally, it determined that the wage of the footballers would be reduced in a 20 percent.

Manuel Neuer, captain of the German selection and of the Bavarian group, explained the situation in some recent statements for the German press and, in a lesson of humility, assumed that the crisis did necessary a gesture by part of the players. "The footballers are a professional group especially privileged, by what is evident that have to accept a cut salarial when it is necessary", said.

The goalkeeper germano, besides, added that the first staff, that earns wages multimillionaires, has seen necessary the gesture so that no resientan the rest of employees of the club. "The Bayern has around one thousand employees and many more around the club that carry out important tasks. We want to help them like team with this gesture and offer them security", sentenced.

Need to finish the championships

The need to finish the competitions so that the clubs obtain this income that have lost is imperiosa and, thus, is prioritario finish the championships. The Champions League, the Europe League and the domestic leagues have to finalise and the plan is that they do it even tightening the calendar and finishing the season in summer, since a lot of entities depend on this.

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