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Artell: "Every Club Will Be Cutting Their Cloth Accordingly"

17 June 2020

David Artell says that the Football Club will have to cut their cloth accordingly to safeguard its future and he is quick to stress that the majority of the clubs in the football pyramid will be in the same boat in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.

Artell released six players last week from his squad with experienced professionals, Paul Green and Nicky Hunt certainly unfortunate not to have done enough to earn a contract extension.

The Crewe Alexandra boss admits that Crewe Alexandra will continue to live within their means and with no supporters permitted into stadiums for the foreseeable future, the budgets will continuously be evaluated and assessed.

Artell explained to “Every club has been affected by Covid-19 in some capacity and we are no different. If they haven’t they will certainly be in the minority and that may only be two or three of the top clubs.

“I’m sure every single football club has, so we are no different in that respect and we will have to continue to cut our cloth accordingly. That is what we will continue to do.

“I’m merely a part of the history and the chairman and directors are custodians of the club until the baton gets passed down. Nobody wants a black stain of administration on their CV and that will remain the board’s objective. That is what we have to do and every club will be the same.

He added: “I saw Manchester United’s figure the other day and in one quarter they lost £29 million and that is a lot of money even for them. Everyone will be adjusting their budgets and figures accordingly.”

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