Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon has revealed that coaches are using their own money to help pay administrative staff at the financially-troubled Championship club.
Around 300 staff at the Lancashire club have not been paid on time this month and a failure to sell players or car park land has added to the funding issues.
Lennon said that some of the more senior staff had had a "whip round" to help some people who are struggling.
"I've got staff - part of my football staff and backroom staff - that are struggling to make ends meet at the minute," PA quotes Lennon as saying.
"That's not a great scenario. Some of us have had a whip round for a few of them just to keep them on board.
"Hopefully when the car park sale goes through then we can get a takeover done eventually and things can move on from here."
On Monday, Bolton were given until February 22 to resolve issues that led to a winding-up petition.