The prospect of Celtic staff taking wage cuts during this period of football lockdown is perhaps a realistic one, after some recent comments made by Neil Lennon.
67 Hail Hail reported comments made by the Hoops boss whilst appearing on the BBC, where he suggested that the club are not immune to the idea and Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell will review the situation at the end of April.
Wage cuts happening at football’s biggest clubs
It would not be a surprise if wages were cut, or even deferred at the end of April, after all, it is happening at some of the biggest clubs in world football.
Barcelona’s Lionel Messi recently confirmed – as reported by Sky Sports – that he and his teammates have accepted a 70% wage cut. That will ensure that the club’s non-footballing staff receive their full pay.
Meanwhile, the Guardian reported that Juventus players and management will take a four-month wage cut.
Therefore, it could easily happen at Celtic. Should Peter Lawwell decide that wage cuts would serve the club well at this moment in time, then it would be welcomed by most of the Hoops support.
After all, we are currently in this unprecedented pandemic situation, which will see many people lose their jobs. It is probably time for high earners to give something back, and if that includes football players so be it.
Board should also take potential wage cut
Hopefully once things are back to normality, the wages can go back to previous levels. It would also be worthwhile be if the likes of Lawwell and the rest of the Celtic board also took a wage cut.
That would show that everyone at Celtic is in this struggle together, and is willing to unite to deal with a problem that has not been faced before in modern times.
There is no guarantee that there will be wage cuts at Celtic. However, the fact that Lennon has brought the subject up is telling.