Everton boss David Moyes has said that everyone in the Premier League should take a 20% pay cut to make football more affordable for supporters and to balance the game's finances.
Moyes, who celebrates 10 years in charge at Goodison Park on March 15, has had little cash to spend in his time at the club and has found success on a threadbare budget. And the Scot has his own ideas how to help the situation.
"Perhaps the suggestion would cause some mayhem," he told the Sunday Express. "People might say it'd be harder to attract players but we have to take responsibility for the long-term health of football."
The 48-year-old added: "Everyone in the Premier League [should] take a 20% pay cut to put football finances back on an even keel and allow a significant reduction in ticket prices to make football more affordable for the ordinary fan.
"We should be filling all the grounds all the time. Clubs have to control their money properly and only pay what they can actually afford. People have to be held responsible when things go wrong.
"Every family in the country at the moment has to finance correctly. They can't overspend. Why is football different?
"Football's been around for 150 years and it has come a long way, but we have to make sure we don't take it away from its roots. We must not get too far away from people."