ManU Players Could Face Wage Drop If Club Fails To Qualify For Champions League
ManU's players "face a pay cut" of up to 25% if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, according to Declan Whooley of the IRISH INDEPENDENT. The policy, "backed by" former Manager Alex Ferguson and CEO David Gill, "was introduced three years ago and, while it does not apply to all senior players, new signings and players renewing contracts have had to accept it." A club source said, "United aren't the only Premier League club with this policy. They felt it was fair players should be rewarded for reaching the top four but also share the financial pain if they miss out" (IRISH INDEPENDENT, 1/9).