Roma announced on its social media the decision of both squad and staff members to abdicate four months of wages. Thus, the players and professionals of the coaching staff will not receive the salaries for the months of March, April, May, and June.
On top of that, the group led by Portuguese manager Paulo Fonseca was also responsible for bearing part of the salaries of club employees who remained working even in the face of the pandemic.
AS Roma’s Sports Director, Guido Fienga praised the surprising attitude of the professionals of the Italian team.
“We always talked about the union in Roma and, voluntarily, we cut their wages for the rest of the season. The players, the coach, and the staff proved that we are really in this together.”
When the situation normalizes in Italy and in the whole world, new agreements might be made to reward players and staff throughout bonuses in case of winning performances.
It’s an honorable attitude coming from the players and staff, and as Fienga himself said, it’s surprising. We all know that Football players make more in a year than a lot of football fans in their lifetime, so it’s fair looking from this perspective. Every Roma fan should feel proud of their players and staff members.
This attitude also allows the club to have a financial relief, and this will surely influence the upcoming results on the field when the season is back.
Talking about that, the Italian Federation assured that they desire to restart the season between the end of May or the beginning of June.
However, the future of the competition has not yet been decided, since the return to sports activities depends on the approval of government authorities.