Stoke City set for summer cost-cuts - but how far have they already gone?
6 May 2019
Stoke City’s wage bill was £94.2 million in 2017/18, and the clubs turnover for 2018/19 will be less than £82.7 million.
Management at the club is facing a juggling act in order to win promotion and cut wage bill.
Stoke City have started a major summer transfer overhaul to reduce their wage bill and avoid Championship ‘Profitability and Sustainability’ rules.
According to latest available accounts, the club’s wage bill increased to £94.2 million for the 2017/18 season.
From a turnover of £127.2 million, that represented a wages to revenue ratio of 74 per cent.
Wage bill is unsustainable