Celtic manager Neil Lennon told BBC Radio Five Live this evening that wage cuts are a possibility at the Hoops.

Aberdeen have already sent out a warning about the financial pressures facing them this summer, while Hearts have asked their players to take a 50% drop in wages.

As expected, Celtic are not at all immune to the financial pressures of the ongoing public health crisis and Lennon is not ruling anything out when it comes to a reduction in salaries.


Asked if cuts were a possibility, he told the BBC: “Yes. We’ll probably have a look at things at the end of April in terms of the club as a whole. Peter Lawwell and the board will review it then. At the minute, we are okay.

“For Scottish clubs, this is the time of the year when they are putting out season tickets. But obviously the general public are very wary and reluctant to part with their money.

“They don’t know what they are paying for yet and we still haven’t finished this season yet.

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“We’re financially robust, but are still feeling the hit.”

Clearly this is a developing situation and, hopefully, the club find a way to make sure all staff behind the scenes are well looked after over the coming months.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Chief Exec Peter Lawwell

Celtic manager Neil Lennon and Chief Exec Peter Lawwell / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic may be financially secure, as Lennon notes, but in such unprecedented times, some significant measures may need to be taken to ensure that happens.

If the Scottish champions are feeling the pinch, then other clubs in the country are likely much worse off too.

None of this is easy for anyone but it is at least good to hear an update from a senior figure club about what’s going on and what their plans might be moving forward.

A lot could change between now and the end of April.

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