Revealed: Rangers Insider reveals how Ibrox stars really feel about wage deferrals
The Rangers squad were unanimous in deciding to accept a wage deferral during the Coronavirus pandemic, Football Insider has been told by a well-placed source.
The Light Blues confirmed on Monday evening that the first-team squad, as well as backroom staff and executive directors, would have their salaries delayed for next three months to help the club deal with the UK-wide lockdown.
Football Insider has learned that the club’s claim all the squad wanted to do what they could to help was far from an overstatement.
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A source with close ties to the Rangers dressing room explained: “I’ve spoken to a few people and as far as I’m aware there was not one problem. Everybody was wanting to do it, wanting to do their bit to help others in need.
“Players have their own situations, their own mortgages and things they have to pay but put that aside and to help others is something that’s really appreciated.”
The Glasgow giants follow in the footsteps of fellow Premiership side Aberdeen, as well as English Championship heavyweights Leeds United, in delaying part of the players’ wages as football across Britain is suspended.
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The Gers have confirmed that they will furlough a number of employees under the UK Government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme, stating they will top up the additional 20 per cent to ensure they receive 100 per cent of their wages.
As revealed by Football Insider, the SPFL have been talks today over when the Scottish football season may resume, with a date in July touted as a possibility.
The decision will be subject to Government advice and guidance, with health officials claiming that the situation could start to improve by the middle of April as a result of social distancing measures.
With the season suspended, Rangers currently sit second in the Premiership table, 13 points off Celtic with a game in hand.
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.