All players and head coach of AS Roma have reportedly agreed to give up four months salary, so to help the club manage the economic hardship, due to the corona virus outbreak. According to the club’s official website.
The players and head coach, Paulo Fonseca wrote in an official letter to the team’s CEO, Guido Fienga stating their decision to go the remaining season without wages. The letter wrote; “we players are ready to start playing as soon as possible, giving the maximum to achieve our goals, but we also realise that all this will not be enough to face the economic consequence of the current emergency. With the hope of doing something that will help the company to better restart the Roma project that we all share, we offer this financial proposal”.
In response, the CEO has praised his team’s decision towards the current situation saying, “we always talk about unity at Roma and in volunteering to cut their salaries for the rest of the season, the players, the coach and his staff, have all proved that we are in this together”, said Fienga.
Club captain, Edin Dzeko also remarked the decision saying, “all the players and Paulo have demonstrated they understand what this club stands for and we also thank them all for their superb gesture towards the employees at this club”.
AS Roma hasn’t played a competitive match since the 1st of March, 2020. League games throughout Europe were postponed shortly after the outbreak of Covid-19. Italy which is the epicenter of the outbreak, has recorded the highest number of deaths in Europe. It is not yet known, when the Italian Serie A might resume, as the current postponement of matches due to reach its third month.
Meanwhile, It has been agreed by the team employees and officials that when the serie A resumes, incentives would be given to all team staff based on certain sporting objectives. The club management is expected to also give up a percentage of their salary in this period to alleviate the dire financial fortunes of the club .
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