A Celtic spokesperson has confirmed that some non-playing staff at the club will be furloughed under the government’s job retention scheme, The Scottish Sun report.
As the global public health crisis continues, football clubs have to come to a decision on how to best manage their resources over the next few months.
One option is placing staff on furlough, with the government paying 80% of their wages up to a limit of £2500 per person.
This is something Celtic are now pursuing, though they have committed to make the remaining 20% up.
As quoted by The Scottish Sun, a club spokesperson said: “Like many organisations, due to the unprecedented challenges currently being faced, Celtic will be using the government job retention scheme available, in relation to a number of colleagues.
“At this time, Celtic will ensure that each colleague on this scheme will receive 100 per cent salary, with all other conditions and benefits remaining unchanged.
“Other colleagues will continue to work as normal to cover the club’s ongoing operational requirements.
“Celtic would like to sincerely thank each and every member of staff for all their continued efforts and their tremendous support during such a difficult time for everyone.”
Manager Neil Lennon had previously suggested wage cuts could take place within the squad itself, but only once reviewed by chief executive Peter Lawwell at the end of April.
Obviously these are extreme circumstances and the fact non-playing staff will receive 100% of their wages, as well as any other benefits, should be seen as a positive.
Everyone will be hoping football returns to Celtic Park as soon as possible.