Hearts manager Daniel Stendel is currently working for free at Tynecastle in a bid to ease the financial burden on the club during the football shutdown.

The game is suspended for the foreseeable future due to the rapidly developing Coronavirus situation, which is now a global pandemic.

Football across the world is just one of many things to have taken a backseat right now, with mass gatherings banned and social distancing encouraged.

Hearts are moving to avert a financial crisis (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Jambos owner Ann Budge revealed earlier this week that she has asked full-time employees at the club to accept a 50% wage reduction, to prevent redundancies being made.

Obviously at the moment, the club cannot count on income from matchdays and are having to take measures to sustain.

Wages of full-time employees will be halved from April, but no one at the club will be paid less than the living wage of £18,135.

Stendel is now working for free (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

According to The Daily Record, manager Stendel had a meeting with Budge earlier this week, where he made the offer to temporarily work for nothing.

 

The German is only a few months into the job, but understands the gravity of the situation.

A source said: “He wanted to save as much of the situation as possible for his other coaching staff because he knows it’s even harder for them financially.

“His cut is massive. Much more than the figures that have been reported.”

Fair play to Stendel

It’s a brilliant gesture from Stendel to give up his wages during an extremely challenging time, and is something that will seriously endear him to the Tynecastle faithful.

This demonstration of selflessness shows Stendel just gets it, and his actions could potentially go a long way to helping the club sustain.

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