Spain's Football Coaches Protest Paying 3% Of Salaries To Spanish Football Federation
The National Association of Spanish Football Coaches (ANEF) on Tuesday "criticized the 3% tax that coaches currently pay" to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), according to the EP. The ANEF, however, hopes to negotiate on this topic and the signing of a new collective bargaining agreement. ANEF President Xavier Juliá said, "We are not here to divide but to come together. I want to reach out to the RFEF to talk." For Juliá, it is "inexplicable that coaches pay 3% of their contracts" in taxes. This "circumstance does not exist in Portugal, France or Italy." In Italy, coaches "pay .5%." Juliá lamented that Spain's Superior Sports Council (CSD) had not responded to "five or six letters requesting action against the taxes coaches are required to pay" (EP, 10/8).