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HÀ NỘI — Sài Gòn are the latest club in the V.League 1 2020 to reduce their salaries by 20 per cent in April during the non-competitive period because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Previously, three clubs Nam Định, HCM City and Thanh Hóa also agreed to cut their salary for the same reason.
Nam Định reduced salaries by 25 per cent in April. HCM City reduced them by 30 per cent, while Thanh Hóa reduced salaries by 30 per cent in March and 40 per cent in April.
“During the recent meeting of the team, I asked my players about salary reductions. They all agreed and asked me how much I wanted to reduce them by. I proposed a 30 per cent pay cut in April but the players said a 20 per cent reduction would be more appropriate,” said chairman and head coach of Sài Gòn, Vũ Tiến Thành.
“Compared to the previous three teams reducing wages, our 20 per cent reduction may be less. But the important thing is that the players show they share difficulties with the team,” Thành added.
Sài Gòn stopped training from March 27. However, the players are not allowed to go home but must stay in the team’s headquarters and strictly implement measures to prevent COVID-19.
Earlier, Sài Gòn club also donated VNĐ130 million ($5,600) to fight the pandemic. — VNS