First team players and the manager at Everton Football Club have agreed to take voluntary pay deferrals of up to 50% for the next three months, to deal with the financial ramifications of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.
This is in addition to the initial 30% reductions and deferrals that the club agreed for its board of directors, backroom staff, the nine members of the club’s executive leadership team and other senior staff.
The voluntary pay reductions have meant that no non-matchday casual staff have received pay cuts or job losses during this time.
Denise Barrett-Baxendale, chief executive at Everton FC, said: “Everyone taking reductions and deferrals has volunteered to do so, and on behalf of the board, and I am sure, every Evertonian, I would like to express my sincere thanks to every single one of them for demonstrating such integrity and honour in helping the Everton family through this challenging time.
“This remarkable show of unity has enabled the club to maintain the salaries of all Everton and Everton in the Community full and part-time employees, of whom have remained in full employment throughout this period, and enabled the club to continue to pay its directly engaged matchday and non-matchday casual staff since our club lockdown began on 13 March .”