March 8th, 2012
Rangers FC: Rights Or Responsibilities?
Scarper while you still can or hang in there and hope for the best? Ally McCoist and his boys have some tough decisions to make. Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.
It’s crunch time at SPL club Rangers FC, Kickettes. The future of the club depends on the outcome of protracted negotiations between players and joint administrators David Whitehouse and Paul Clark, who must cut costs.
If the players do not accept the “structured pay cuts” offered by Whitehouse and Clark, substantial redundancies would follow across the whole staff, which could leave Rangers unable to fulfill this season’s fixture schedule.
Maurice Edu is among the most valuable assets Rangers holds. Image: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images.
Apparently though, it isn’t the proposed wage restructure that’s causing the delay. Personal terms in player contracts are a stumbling block, with “seven or eight players” failing to agree a deal. Gregg Wylde, a former winger with Rangers explained the reality of the situation after accepting voluntary redundancy with no pay off earlier this week.
“I volunteered to walk with no redundancy package today to help the other people in the club who have families, like the kitchen staff.”
“It was dragging on and on so I just decided to put my hand up to go to try and save some jobs. I just wanted to help the club.”
What do you think of this, peeps? Would you take a pay cut in order to help your employer out of a hole and your colleagues keep their jobs? Do you think that football players should be more inclined to consider such a move because of the financial benefits they receive? Or is it wrong to hold them to ransom just because there’s a perception they earn a stack?