Cork City negotiates with players on wages

Cork City FC is in negotiation with players on paying their wages, the club has stated.

The club said that while it wants to honour all existing obligations to the end of the season, this is only possible by phasing the payments over a slightly extended period.

Cork City has now issued a written proposal to the players and is awaiting their response.

"Cork City Football Club wish to confirm that they are in negotiation with all staff with a view to paying everybody in full as per their contracts," said a statement.

"While a great many businesses are implementing pay cuts at this time, CCFC wish to honour all existing obligations to the end of the season. This is only possible by phasing the payments over a slightly extended period. The club has issued a written proposal to the players and we are awaiting their response.

"The club appreciates the efforts being made by all stakeholders during these difficult times and firmly believes that these difficulties can be overcome through the continued cooperation of all concerned.

"At this time our primary focus is on securing European qualification, starting with Friday night’s game against Galway United at Turner’s Cross, kick off 7.45pm."

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