first_imgFootballers and coaches of the Eibar men’s first team have agreed with the club to lower their salary by up to 15% in the event that the league is not resumed due to the coronavirus, according to what the Gipuzcoan entity from the First Division reported on Friday. 37 million spending on sports personnelEibar budgeted for this season (2019-2020) an expense of 37 million euros (37,695,500) in sports personnel, which represents 70% of the total expected expenses, of 53 million (53,094,000). Or what is the same, two out of every three euros the club planned to spend went to the pockets of the footballers and members of the coaching staff, including trainers, physical trainers, physical therapists, etc. This amount (37 million) for the current year is much higher than last season’s (27 million), so in one year it was going to increase by 10 million.On paying the rest of the Barça employees (total 200) only a disbursement of two million is planned (2,654,000), which represents 4% of the total budgeted expenses (53 million).For this reason, the economic cut should be made in sports personnel – those who charge the most – and not among the most humble workers in terms of wages.Eibar has a healthy economyThe league (employers of professional clubs) In early April, he urged the teams to start an ERTE to reduce working hours. The Eibar he ruled it out as having a healthy economy. It is the second club with the least net debt (in ‘box’ it has more than 40 million euros), only behind Athletic Club (187 million), with data as of June 2019.For the current season the Catalan entity had budgeted a profit of 20 million, before the global epidemic (pandemic) paralyzed almost all sports, economic and social activity. This caused them to quickly declare ERTE Alavés, Barcelona, ​​Atlético de Madrid and Espanyol, without waiting to reach a consensus with its staff.The AFE (Association of Spanish Soccer Players) It is more coherent for footballers to lower their wages so as not to affect all workers from a sports entity, and because it would be frowned upon for elite football to accept public money to pay professional players.The key is the percentage of decrease in wages. In many agreements that have been reached in the First Division, footballers would lower their salaries by 20% if the competition did not resume (This is the case of Real Sociedad, while it is 17% in Athletic Club). Instead, in the majority of agreements between clubs and players in the highest category the ‘take away’ would be 10% if the league continues behind closed doors.Regarding these figures, they benefit Barça footballers, who should ‘scratch their pockets less (in percentage) than other clubmates more powerful. It is the military advantage in the Eibar, a club that delivers on what it promises. And when it cannot, it agrees with the players and technicians a small economic reduction to avoid greater evils to the globality of a modest entity (in First Division) but honest. In case the current season (2019-2020) is resumed in the coming weeks, Template (players and the entire technical staff led by coach José Luis Mendilibar) you will see your remuneration reduced by only 2%, so it would almost charge the same as if the competition had not stopped.The CEO (Jon Ander Ulazia), the sports director (Fran Garagarza) and the technical secretary (Mikel Martija) join this pact, which shows that the ‘Barça family’ remains united even in bad times, when it is time to ‘tighten the belt’.The health, economic and social crisis that COVID-19 has caused worldwide has led to the Eibar to take this painful decision with the consensus of the staff to minimize the economic impact in the eibarresa entity.The most important thing is that this entente will allow the Catalan club to avoid an ERTE (Temporary Employment Regulation File) that could have affected the 200 workers in Eibar.The agreement has dragged on for the past few weeks, but in the end the positive is that there has been a ‘white smoke’ after a long wait in which the two parties have been negotiating, until an agreement has finally been reached.Eibar showed its “appreciation to all the people who have agreed to reduce their remuneration. In a situation as complex as the current one, these measures make it possible that other workers of the entity are not affected; and that the club can continue carrying out the social work that characterizes it, with concrete measures to help third parties, as it has been developing this past month in hospitals, residences and schools. “The club sent “a message of encouragement to the gun fans and to all of society in general. We thank all the messages of thanks and support received through different channels. With the help and solidarity of all, we will move forward.”last_img

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