Like almost every other club on the continent, the Ibrox side’s fixtures have been curtailed in recent weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak and haven’t kicked a ball since the last-16 Europa League tie at home to Bayer Leverkusen on March 12, with their last home fixture in the Premiership coming on March 4.
The lack of match-day income has severely hit pretty much every club in the country, and now the Gers hierarchy have announced their plans to deal with the crisis in a financial sense.
And it seems that not only will Rangers’ players and management staff make a sacrifice, but also the directors too.
A statement on the club’s official website read this evening: ‘Rangers can confirm that First Team players, Manager, coaches and Executive Directors have volunteered to take a salary deferral for the next three months.
‘Senior players and staff were keen to ensure that no Rangers employee suffered financial hardship during this crisis.
‘All parties volunteered and wholeheartedly agreed to defer wages to ensure that fellow colleagues could continue to be paid their salaries in full.
‘We are proud of the leadership and responsibility taken by senior members of staff, and acknowledge the positive impact that this will have on everyone at Rangers.
‘We firmly believe in the ‘one club’ concept and are united in our collective goal of making Rangers the very best in every facet of football life. We are resolved that the integrity of the club is maintained as we continue our focus on ensuring the financial stability of the business.
‘Due to the extraordinary challenges from the ongoing crisis, Rangers intends to implement the Coronavirus job retention scheme for a number of employees.
‘Rangers will ensure that everyone furloughed under this government scheme will receive 100 per cent salary through ‘top up’ assistance from the club with all other conditions and benefits remaining unchanged.
‘We are proud of the continued efforts and support of everyone at Rangers during this difficult period.’
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