Coronavirus: Werder Bremen players and staff to take a pay cut

24 March 2020

WB
Photo: PA Images Having been initiated by the players' council, the size of the reduction has not yet been discussed.

The club's players, coach team and management have agreed to a temporary reduction of their salaries, according to the club's managing director.

Having been initiated by the players' council, the size of the reduction has not yet been discussed.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Werder Bremen's players, coach team and management have agreed to a temporary reduction of their salaries to help the club keep down costs - a bid to offset lost income resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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.

Do you want to read this article?

Get instant access by signing up for a 7-day free trial

No credit card, no commitments and it will expire automatically.

You will receive a link that activates your trial in an email.