The club has released an official statement where they confirmed that the players, coaching staff and the senior management team have volunteered to take a wage deferral for the foreseeable future.
Footballers and the club’s coaching staff are paid heavily and they have taken this decision to ensure that all non-football staff at Elland Road and Thorp Arch can be paid.
Football in the UK has been postponed till next month and there is no guarantee that the situation will improve anytime soon. To maintain the integrity of the business during these uncertain times, Leeds have taken this decision.
Due to the massive spread of the Covid-19 virus, the UK and many other nations around the world are in a state of lockdown, and there is no concrete plan for a return date with Marcelo Bielsa’s side sitting top of the Championship table with just nine games left to play.
Here are some of the selected tweets from the Leeds fans on Twitter:
Marching on together, couldn’t be more powerful right now after this announcement. Footballers get called selfish & people think that the players don’t care about the well being of the club. This is a prime example of how that’s not true. Well done to everyone 👏👏👏
— Barney V2 (@barney___21) March 26, 2020
— Jo Bedford 🐾 (@El_Loco_Jo) March 26, 2020
The players & staff here in this moment are an absolute credit to this Club and all we’ve been waiting for as fans for a long time ❤️
— 𝗠𝗮𝘁𝘁. (@Matt1Lufc) March 26, 2020
Absolutely outstanding by all involved. A credit to you all. Now everyone stay safe, stay home & let’s hope we are all enjoying football together once again very soon. #mot
— Tony LUFC (@Tonylufc28) March 26, 2020
Well done to all players and staff. Absolute credit every single last one of you. When this is all over you lot are going to be like caged animals. A mini season to get the job done and my god, the whole of Leeds will be UNITED and have one massive party
— Mr Popular (@Russlufc) March 26, 2020
Really proud, well done everyone 👏🏻
— FionaCK 💙💛 (@FionaCK) March 26, 2020
Well done lads! This clubs come a long way and it’s thanks to everyone involved right now. Board members all the way down to the retail staff, bar staff etc etc. Everyone stay safe!
— Jordy Phillips (@JordyP1993) March 26, 2020
— Jess Furness🦋 (@jessicafurness_) March 26, 2020
What a club and what a bunch of players
— Jonathan Powell (@jpowell100) March 26, 2020