Wage deferral for Wigan Athletic squad as non-playing staff are furloughed

Latics executive chairman Darren RoyleLatics executive chairman Darren Royle
Latics executive chairman Darren Royle | jpimedia
Wigan Athletic’s first-team squad and senior staff have agreed to defer a percentage of their salaries for three months - while a number of non-playing staff have been placed on furlough.

A number of senior non-playing staff who have not been furloughed have also agreed to defer a significant portion of their salaries.

As a result of these measures, a number of the club's operations across retail, ticketing, media and communications, hospitality and conferences and events will be operating with a reduced staff.

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Wigan Today understands the players' deferral is around the 30 per cent mark.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust staff continue to work with Wigan Council and other partners to provide support to our community, whether that be through phone conversations, food drops or online physical and education sessions.

“Our staff and players have come together to support the organisation and that emphasises the quality of people we have at Wigan Athletic," said executive chairman, Darren Royle.

“We thank the players and all staff for their support in this challenging time.

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“Our people are still going above and beyond to support our community, the NHS and local charities.

"I am so proud of everyone making such a significant contribution at this time.

“The key message for everyone at this time is to ensure the health and wellbeing of yourself and your family and to follow the guidance set out by the government and health authorities, which is put in place to reduce the devastating numbers of illnesses and deaths we are seeing across the world.

“Please follow that advice, it is really important and will mean that we can come out on the other side of this crisis situation sooner rather than later and get back to enjoying all of those things we may have previously taken for granted.”

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