Troubling times as Tottenham cut non-playing staff wages by 20%

Date published: Tuesday 31st March 2020 4:15 - James Marshment

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Tottenham are reducing the wages of non-playing staff by 20% in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Spurs’ decision means that 550 employees will endure the cuts for the next two months and comes after Premier League rivals Newcastle furloughed their staff.

“The club’s operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future,” Spurs chairman Daniel Levy said.

“Our sponsors will be concerned about their businesses and our media partners have no certainty when we may play games again or whether we will be allowed to play in front of our fans.

“In the meantime, the club has an annual cost base running into hundreds of millions of pounds.

“We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.

“(On Monday), having already taken steps to reduce costs, we ourselves made the difficult decision – in order to protect jobs – to reduce the remuneration of all 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May by 20% utilising, where appropriate, the Government’s furlough scheme.”

Spurs, meanwhile, have been fined by UEFA for the late kick-off in their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig last month.




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