“I think there may be players like him who are reluctant because I thought what they might have done was try and change the end date from the end of June to the end of July,” he told Football Insider.
“If you’re out of contract, that’s one month’s severance pay anyway, I thought we might have had an extension on it because they could say: ‘We’re literally moving it back one month this year because we have lost that time.’
“However, it doesn’t look like that will be and players will be saying: We’re contracted until the end of June and that’s all we’re going to do. Ultimately, we’re not prepared to do it.’
“How do you make people work without a contract? It’s so, so difficult because everyone’s circumstances are so, so difficult.”