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AGREEMENT AT DEPORTIVO

16 Apr 2020
The players and the officials have reached an agreement in order to face the financial situation caused by the pandemic. The non-playing staff won’t suffer any measure.

On Wednesday, La Voz de Galicia and La Opinión A Coruña announced that Deportivo and the players have reached an agreement foreseeing the decrease of the income caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In past weeks the club calculated that it could lose up to €4 million if the season is cancelled. La Liga was suggesting to all Primera and Segunda clubs to furlough both the players and the no-playing staff in order to face the crisis, which in Spain can be done through the figure of the Employment Regulation File (ERTE).

Some teams did it, but several clubs preferred to reach agreements with the players first in order to save the non-playing staff, which in the end are the most affected ones as they have lower salaries. And that was what Deportivo and the players were negotiating since last week.

Basically, the agreement consists in three parts. The first is that the players will cut their wages in 17.5% if the season is cancelled. This will match the expected losses by the club in case of not playing the remaining eleven matchdays (€4 million).

And if the remaining games are played after all, then the players will cut their wages in 5% and will agree to extend their contracts beyond June 30. This reduction will match the losses by the club for playing the games behind closed doors.

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