Manchester City become the first side to announce that they will not furlough staff

Manchester City have announced they will support their non-playing staff by not placing them on any sort of furlough.

With financial implications arising from the coronavirus pandemic, clubs have been forced to take different measures to maintain financial stability.

While the likes of Tottenham, Norwich, Liverpool, Newcastle, and Bournemouth are under criticism for placing non-playing staff on furlough. City has done the opposite and will choose to continue paying them accordingly.

City have chosen not to take a similar course of action, with a spokesperson saying as quoted by Skysports:

“We can confirm, following a decision by the chairman and board last week, that Manchester City will not be utilising the UK Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (government-funded furloughing).

“We remain determined to protect our people, their jobs and our business, whilst at the same time doing what we can to support our wider community at this most challenging time for everybody.”

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