Gary Neville highlights 5 key coronavirus mistakes by Premier League chiefs

Gary Neville has criticised the Premier League for their handling of the coronavirus pandemic, slamming their approach when "s**t hits the fan".

The Premier League's suggested 30 per cent wage cut or deferral strategy was discussed in a conference call with the Professional Footballers' Association and the League Managers Association on Saturday

In a statement released on Saturday, the PFA said its members were resolved to playing their part but warned that a projected 30 per cent salary reduction would cost the country £200million in lost tax receipts.

Meanwhile, a handful of top-flight clubs, including last year's Champions League finalists Liverpool and Tottenham, have opted to furlough non-playing staff using the safety net of the government's job retention scheme.

And assessing the landscape, the former Manchester United defender was highly critical of the Premier League's approach.

"The PL are handling the CV (coronavirus) crisis terribly," he wrote on Twitter, before outlining a checklist of perceived mis-steps.

He added: "Slow to lockdown/tried one last weekend of games; Furloughing straight away a PR disaster; turning on players publicly/trying to blindside them; no increase in funding for EFL/Non League; all stakeholders unhappy with their approach.

"Football has too many stakeholders with different interests.

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