Santos manager Jorge Sampaoli gives wage back to club until his players are paid as dispute rumbles on
- Players at Santos have not been paid since February despite repeated promises
- Manager Jorge Sampaoli was paid but refused to take it in solidarity with players
- Club executives pledged to solve problem in early March but that did not happen
Santos manager Jorge Sampaoli has given his pay back to the Brazilian club until his players get paid.
The Argentine says the club should pay every worker on the same day.
Brazilian media say Santos has not paid its players since the beginning of February.
Jorge Sampaoli has given his wage back to Santos in solidarity with the players
Club executives pledged to solve the problem in early March, but that did not happen.
Sampaoli, a former coach of Argentina’s national team, also criticised the club’s executives.
After an impressive start to the season, Santos has failed to win their last three matches in the Sao Paulo championship. The team lost to Botafogo 4-0 on Wednesday.
The former Argentina boss will no doubt have won plenty of favour with his players for taking the stance he has.
Sampaoli took the job at Santos last year but the storied Brazilian team have come up against financial difficulties and there will be concern about their ability to hang on to key players and the manager.
Santos players were promised they would be paid in early March but are still waiting
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