Exclusive: Hutton bowled over by 'Amazing' Rangers news
Alan Hutton has applauded the Rangers players and staff for their “amazing gesture” to defer wages during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The former Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says the “classy” decision reflects the sort of club the Light Blues are.
The Gers confirmed earlier this week that the first-team players, backroom staff and executive directors would all have part of their salaries pushed back in order to help the club financially.
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As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the decision to accept a delay in being paid was unanimous around the dressing room despite it impacting the players’ own financial situations.
Hutton was left lauding his old side for the move, suggesting that manager Steven Gerrard was likely a driving force behind the decision.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it’s an amazing gesture. It’s well documented how the wages in football are high so to give a portion of that up to allow the other staff to get 100 per cent of their wages is an amazing thing.
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“I think what Rangers have done is really classy and it shows the team that they are, starting from the manager all the way through, it seems it was a no-brainer choice from them.”
The Gers have confirmed that they will furlough a number of employees under the Government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme, stating they will top up their wages to ensure they receive 100 per cent.
Fellow Premiership side Aberdeen have also announced their players will be taking a wage deferral, as have Championship leaders Leeds United.
In other Rangers news, it can be REVEALED that the club have set their sights on a centre-forward whose pay rocketed from £1,000-a-week to £57,000-a-week last year.