The social partners of Dutch professional football are in discussion about possible financial measures in the short term now that the Eredivisie and Keuken Kampioen Divisie season will almost certainly not be completed.
The VVCS players' union, the ProProf interest group and the federation of professional football organizations FBO report in a joint statement that they are looking at how to limit the financial impact as much as possible.
"In recent weeks, the social partners have been in constant dialogue with each other pending the final decision of the Cabinet. An initial substantive consultation will now take place in the short term," the short statement states.
Presumably, among other things, the cutting in player salaries is being looked at, although the VVCS watches out for skewed proportions. "There are many professionals who earn a modest salary, and they should not be lumped together with high-wage players," Chairman Evgeniy Levchenko told AD .
The cabinet announced on Tuesday that professional football in the Netherlands will remain until 1 September. It almost certainly means that the competitions will no longer resume, although in theory it could still be that football is played after that date. However, that scenario is very unlikely.
The clubs, KNVB, Eredivisie CV and Coöperatie Eerste Divisie will discuss the consequences of the decision for professional football on Friday. The financial situation will therefore almost certainly be discussed.
See also: These are the three scenarios to end the Eredivisie season
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