Tranmere announced the sad news last night that around 20 staff members have been told that they will be made redundant at the end of July.
The Coronavirus pandemic has impacted all of football and the prospect of no football being played in front of paying fans anytime soon, combined with our unjust demotion to League Two, Rovers will now have to start cutting back to make ends meet.
Speaking to Sky Sports last night, Mark Palios said: “Today I sat down and analysed the options we had,”
“There was certain things we had to do, like press the button on redundancies. While it sounds cold and calculating, it’s what we had to do.
“It’s a very emotional decision. It’s never easy, especially when they are people you don’t really know, because you haven’t worked with them for a long period of time.
“Some of the people who went today, they are long standing servants to the club. That is immensely difficult.
“I know this club. I know we will do well going forwards. Today was a sad day, and hopefully one day we can re-employ some of the people we have had to let go.”
The club has come a long way in the last few years and has been able to employ some truly talented people. We wish those who will be leaving the club all the best in their future careers and thank them for their hard work to this point.