Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and chief executive Stephen Bettis have agreed partial pay and bonus deferrals, all this is to help in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. According to the club management they said it was to assist the club’s cash flow issues during the coronavirus pandemic.
Sheffield United said any money saved from the decision made will be used to retain and pay other staff in full. Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder and the chief executive Stephen Bettis, plus senior coaches, have accepted six-month deferrals. There is no news as to if the players also agreed to take the pay cut or defer their payment.
Fellow Premier League side Watford are set to defer players’ pay and Southampton and West Ham confirmed they would do the same earlier this month. Chris Wilder said: “It is a difficult time for everyone.” He also said that all the football clubs and the particular measures they are taking is to help football as a whole, he said is all about our football club.
The admits it wont be easy to wave out your pay just like that, in a statement the Sheffield United manager said: “I’ve had similar experiences of cash flow problems at other clubs and I’m delighted that my staff have supported me in assisting our club in a small way.”