China is another country where players and coaches will temporarily receive lower salaries during the coronavirus break, by up to fifty percent. They will help clubs mitigate economic losses. It is not yet clear when the postponed season will begin in the country from which the disease began to spread at the end of last year. The real deadline is the end of June.
The leadership of the local association announced today that wage cuts were not mandatory for clubs, but urged teams and players to take this step. Players and coaches will lose 30 to 50 percent, including foreign stars.
"The covid-19 epidemic had a major impact on the football industry. Leagues at all levels were forced to postpone the start of the season, which affected club operations," the union said in a statement.
The Chinese Super League was originally scheduled to start the season on February 22. The optimistic assumptions for an early start after the pandemic then took hold after a positive test by former Belgian national team member Marouane Fellaini at the end of March after returning to the Shandong Luneng club.