Rangers players, staff and directors defer wages to protect jobs
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Rangers players, staff and directors defer wages to protect jobs

Rangers players, staff and executive directors have taken the extraordinary measure of deferring their wages for three months in order to ensure the jobs of other staff around the club.

In an inspirational turn of events, Rangers say the unanimous decision to defer the wages comes with the players themselves eager to protect non-playing staff and the club’s future.

This will help alleviate the financial strain of months without football and ensure that no-one at Ibrox goes through economic hardship during this period.

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“Rangers can confirm that First Team players, Manager, coaches and Executive Directors have volunteered to take a salary deferral for the next three months,” reads a Rangers statement.

“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.”

During this period Rangers have also taken the step to furlough “a number of employees” on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

However, the club is committed to topping up wages where necessary to ensure that everyone gets 100% of their pay packet during this difficult period.

The steps come as increasing coverage in some sections of the Scottish press appeared to heap unnecessary pressure on the Ibrox club.

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Rangers have been taking their time to reach the right resolution and the club deserves credit for keeping this in-house until such time as was necessary.

The club has also said that “we will continue to review actions necessary to navigate our way responsibly in such a changeable environment.”