Tottenham cut 550 non-playing staff wages: More clubs expected to follow suit

31 March 2020

Daniel Levy
Photo: PA Images Chairman Daniel Levy announced Tuesday that the club's non-playing directors and employees have had their wages reduced by 20 per cent to utilise the government's coronavirus furlough scheme.

The club's 550 non-playing directors and employees have had their wages reduced by 20 per cent to utilise the government's coronavirus furlough scheme.

Premier League clubs are expected to follow Tottenham and Newcastle, and could even include their players as seen elsewhere in Europe.

Tottenham have at the same time published their financial report for last season, which shows their wage bill rose by 21 per cent to the sixth highest in the league.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

More clubs are expected to follow Tottenham's cost cutting measure of reducing the wages of their non-playing staff in order to keep down the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

The London club on Tuesday said they had reduced the wages of their 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May to make them available for the government's furlough scheme, which allows staff to claim 80 per cent of their wages up to a maximum of £2,500 a month.

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