Coronavirus Outbreak: Premier League side Aston Villa's players agree to take 25 percent pay cut
It was also announced that a National Health Service trust is to offer maternity care at the Villa home ground in Birmingham following the success of a similar tie-up with nearby West Bromwich Albion
Aston Villa players will take a 25 percent pay cut to help the English Premier League club during the coronavirus outbreak.
“First-team players, first-team coaches and senior management have all agreed to defer 25% of their salaries for four months to assist the club during this period of uncertainty with a further review taking place at the end of this period,” club chief executive Christian Purslow said in a statement.
It was also announced that a National Health Service trust is to offer maternity care at Villa’s home ground in Birmingham following the success of a similar tie-up with nearby West Bromwich Albion.
The Sandwell and West Birmingham Trust said Villa Park’s North Stand would host weekday clinics for expectant mothers and new parents from Monday.
The Norwegian, who took over from Jose Mourinho in 2018, will stay at Old Trafford until at least 2024, with the option of an extra year.
The move appears to form part of a rebuilding process at the north London side, with Belgium defender Alderweireld leaving despite having two years left on his contract.
No fee has been disclosed but British media reported value the deal at £34 million ($47 million) rising to £48 million with add-ons.