Steve Clarke Takes 10% Pay Cut as Half of SFA’s Staff Placed on Furlough Leave

Steve Clarke Takes 10% Pay Cut as Half of SFA’s Staff Placed on Furlough Leave

Scotland boss Steve Clarke is the latest high-profile footballing personality to take a pay cut, as the SFA puts a sizeable amount of its staff on furlough leave.

With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continuing to take its toll on the UK game, Clarke has had his wages reduced by 10%, along with SFA chief executive Ian Maxwell, SFA president Rod Petrie and vice president Mike Mulraney.

Moreover, as per the Scotsman, around 50% of the SFA’s overall staff have been placed on furlough leave, the government scheme that allows workers to claim 80 per cent of their wages to a maximum of £2,500 each month.

Scotland’s Euro 2020 Nations League semi-final playoff against Israel was suspended earlier this month, whilst the Scottish Premiership has been suspended since the weekend of March 7/8 and there is still no firm return date.

As we told you previously, Hearts and Aberdeen are just two of Scottish football’s biggest clubs to publicly acknowledge the financial strain they’ve been put under due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

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