The AC Milan players have agreed to give up half of their salaries for the month of April due to the Coronavirus break, it has been confirmed by Sky.
Speaking live from Milanello (via MilanNews), Sky journalist Peppe Di Stefano took stock of the situation regarding the pre-training meeting that took place on the pitch between the Rossoneri CEO Ivan Gazidis, the coach Stefano Pioli and the squad.
Di Stefano revealed that the team will give up 50% of their salary for the month of April. Then there was a meeting in which the players asked Gazidis several questions, including queries about the delay in communicating this decision and the timing of the confrontation, which takes place just 48 hours before the match against Juventus.
Gazidis apologised to the players for taking to long to communicate the news and his long absence from Milanello – where he has not been present since March 6. The South African also pledged to be at Milanello more, and reiterated that the club’s owners are financially solid, plus that large investments will be made on the new stadium.
On the sporting side, he added that the next two months are crucial for everyone: players, managers and also for him. On the next head coach he admitted there is still no definitive choice as to who will lead the team next season and that Pioli will have his chances on the field. Finally, before following the training, he asked the team to give 200%.