Roma players and coaching staff have agreed to give up their wages for the next four months to help the club’s finances during the coronavirus crisis. All football activities have been on hold for about one month due to the covid-19 crisis.
The club confirmed this in a statement on Sunday adding that that the players would top up the wages of other club employees on the Italian government’s social safety net scheme to ensure they received their regular monthly income.
#ASRoma’s first team players as well as coach Paulo Fonseca, and his staff, have volunteered to forgo four months’ salary this season to help the club navigate the economic crisis that has engulfed the world of football since the Coronavirus outbreak. pic.twitter.com/H3DJz8Z7B0
— AS Roma English (@ASRomaEN) April 19, 2020
“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 really are in this together, (Club captain) Edin Dzeko, all the players and (coach) Paulo Fonseca 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.” said chief executive Guido Fienga.