Wrexham have announced that all players and staff at the club have been placed on furlough.
The club have been battling to stay in the National League this season, with Dean Keates’ side a place and a point clear of the drop zone at the time of the season suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A statement from Wrexham today explains:
“As well as providing reassurance for supporters, we have been making provision to save every penny we can by systematically shutting down the Racecourse and having a structured approach to cost reduction. However, there are only so many costs we can take out from that approach.
“As a result, we have today communicated with all employees of the business – including the playing and coaching staff – to ask them to agree to move into the Government-organised Job Retention Scheme. The decision to furlough employees means we can pay them on an ongoing basis under the conditions announced by the Government.
“All employees would remain employees of Wrexham AFC under the terms of their employment contracts. This decision has not been taken lightly, and we need the understanding, sacrifice and co-operation of the employees of Wrexham AFC for the club to survive and move forwards.”