Derby County Football Club has today confirmed that all first team players, football management, executives and non-furloughed staff have agreed to take wage deferrals as part of the ongoing response to the coronavirus pandemic.
First team players have voluntarily agreed a substantial deferral that is considerably more than has been reported in the media, while Phillip Cocu and his coaching team, and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Pearce and his staff have also agreed significant deferrals.
In addition, players, coaches and staff have made financial donations to the club’s Stay Safe. Stay Fit. Stay Connected campaign, and non-playing club staff are volunteering their time to operate the food hub set up at Pride Park Stadium and deliver food to where it is most needed across the city.
Talks across the club have been held in the spirit of unity and co-operation, and everyone has been fully committed to help and play their part. The club would specifically like to thank Wayne Rooney, the team captain, and Curtis Davies, the Professional Footballers Association’s club representative, for their help and support.
The measures have been agreed as part of the ongoing work to protect the future of the club, our staff and the communities we serve, during these unprecedented times.