Gelsenkirchen (dpa) – Bundesliga football club FC Schalke 04 has “found a very good, amicable compromise” with its professionals, sports director Jochen Schneider said, when it comes to forgiveness of wages.

As Schneider told the Funke media group, the regulation applies to “the period from August 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021”, i.e. retroactively and also until the end of the season.

According to Captain Omar Mascarell, the case has been “resolved in an uncomplicated manner”. The club did not disclose what percentage of their salary the professionals would forgo in light of the loss of income resulting from the Corona crisis. Schneider explained that “at no point has the team shown a refusal, but always a constructive partnership. It is an express concern of mine to consider the collaboration with the team council and the attitude of the entire team as positive.”

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