Tottenham Confirm Non-Playing Staff Will Have Wages Cut During Coronavirus Crisis

​Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed that all non-playing staff at the club will have their wages cut by 20% while the season is postponed.

Plenty of players around Europe have agreed to take pay cuts during the indefinite absence of football, with Lionel Messi recently ​confirming that Barcelona players had agreed to slash their salaries by 70% to ensure non-playing staff could continue to be paid.

However, Levy took to the club's ​official website to confirm that all non-playing staff at ​Spurs will have to accept a pay cut and instead receive their salaries through the UK government's furlough scheme, which offers to pay 80% of the wage of those workers affected by the nationwide lockdown.

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

"Yesterday, 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. We shall continue to review this position.

"We hope the current discussions between the ​Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system.

"I have no doubt we will get through this crisis but life will take some time to get back to normal. I hope we will never take for granted so many basic things such as getting off the train at Seven Sisters, walking along Tottenham High Road, entering our stadium with our family and friends, and buying a beer and pie ahead of watching Spurs play at home."


Levy called on the world to 'wake up to the enormity of what is happening around us' and do their bit to keep people in employment, but cutting the wages of non-playing staff isn't exactly the kindest way to do that.

While it's respectable of Levy to implement a system which will see his own wages slashed by 20%, a system similar to that of Barcelona would probably have been the way to go.

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Source : 90min