Rangers players and coach Steven Gerrard agree to three-month wage deferral amid coronavirus crisis

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and his players have agreed to a three-month wage deferral amid the coronavirus crisis.

The Ibrox club have also decided to furlough other employees and will top up the government’s contribution to ensure they receive their full income.

A club statement read: “Rangers can confirm that first-team players, manager, coaches and executive directors have volunteered to take a salary deferral for the next three months.

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“Senior players and staff were keen to ensure that no Rangers employee suffered financial hardship during this crisis.”

Numerous clubs around Europe have begun to utilise the scheme, including Gerrard’s former club Liverpool – until they reversed the decision on Monday following criticism.

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