- HCMC FC take final decision on pay cut of Công Phượng and his teammates17:21 | 04/04/2020
After considerations, the management board of HCMC FC have taken final decision on pay cut of the whole members of the club in the financial difficult situation due to Covid-19 pandemic.
As the Covid-19 pandemic is spreading, Vietnam’s professional competitions have to be temporarily postponed, causing not little difficulties to football clubs and players. The first problem to be mentioned must be huge wages that clubs pay their players in the situation when their earnings are becoming more and more narrow.
For this reason, at some football clubs, players have agreed to join hands to support their home team by accepting pay cuts, noticeably including HCMC FC – one of the clubs with the biggest salary fund in V-League.
Chairman Nguyễn Hữu Thắng of HCMC FC revealed: “All members of HCMC FC, from chairman, head coach to players came to a consensus to take a pay cut in order to sharing difficulties of the team. Details of the pay cut are not identified yet, and we have to hold a meeting to discuss about this. The players are to together at present but they have all agreed”.
And recently, Chairman Nguyễn Hữu Thắng has shared to Thanh Niên newspaper that the pay cut has been finally decided as follow: the members’ salary in April will be cut by 30 percent. If the competitions continue to be postponed, wages in May and June are planned to cut by in turn 40 percent and 50 percent.
At present, Công Phượng and other players of HCMC FC are allowed to go home for pandemic quarantine and training by themselves to maintain a good fitness.
Source – Bongda.com.vn
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