Coronavirus: Dortmund's chief executive intends to waive a third of his salary, Mönchengladbach offer to forego wages

19 March 2020

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Photo: PA Images Dortmund's chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke, has proposed going without a third of his salary as long as the ball is not rolling, according to the German magazine Kicker.

Dortmund's chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke, has proposed going without a third of his salary as long as the ball is not rolling, according to the German magazine Kicker.

Meanwhile, Borussia Mönchengladbach's players and management will forego a portion of their wages.

The German Football League's chief executive, Christian Seifert, recently described a proposal to make such sacrifices mandatory as "understandable."

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

At a time when the world of football is still assessing the potential financial impact of the coronavirus, Dortmund's chief executive, Hans-Joachim Watzke, has proposed to waive a third of his salary while matches are not taking place, according to the German magazine Kicker

The duration of the ongoing disruption is still difficult to determine, but serious financial implications are expected and many football clubs will have to make sacrifices to save their businesses. 

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