Neuer: “We are privileged, we must accept the cuts”

first_imgThe captain of the German national team and Bayern Munich, Manuel Neuer, stressed that footballers are “privileged” and that this forces them to accept cuts during the coronavirus crisis, after your club has agreed to pay cuts for all its workers. “Footballers are a specially privileged professional group, so it is evident that we must accept a salary cut when necessary“Neuer acknowledged in statements to the German press.“Bayern has around a thousand employees and many more around the club who carry out important tasks. We want to help them as a team with this gesture and offer them security“The goalkeeper added. The players council around Neuer reached an agreement with the president of the board of directors Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, the sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and the manager Oliver Kahn so that the staff and the leaders were reduced the 20 percent salary This measure would allow Bayern to avoid reducing the hours of other employees and cutting their wages. Neuer and the German national team had already announced a donation of 2.5 million euros for social causes amid the crisis, a decision that, according to him, “was not difficult at all”. The captain of Germany, however, added that “it should not be forgotten” that many prominent athletes help socially even outside times of crisis. He himself has a foundation to support disadvantaged children.last_img

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