- Tottenham will join Newcastle in cutting wages of staff during the current economic recession
- 505 non-playing staff at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will have 20 per cent of their salaries slashed
- However, Jose Mourinho and his players will continue to receive their normal weekly wages
Tottenham will cut 20 per cent out of their 505 non-playing staff salaries for the next two months due to the current global pandemic.
Non-playing staff are set to see their income affected with the club taking advantage of the government's leave of absence scheme, while some will be placed on leave.
However, the exercise do not affect Jose Mourinho and his squad in any way as they remain on their constant pay role.
A statement from Daniel Levy on Tottenham's website read: "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."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Newcastle owner Mike Ashley is set to become the first Premier League owner to hand his staff a compulsory leave as the effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue to bite.
Reports from SunSport indicate that all non-first team staff are set to be axed from payroll barely three weeks into the coronavirus pandemic which has rendered the football world crippled.
Newcastle owner Mike Ashley might have to lower his asking price for the club if he is willing to sell it fast.
An official email from Managing director Lee Charnleyhas been sent to staff requesting them to apply to the government’s coronavirus job retention scheme.
Doing so would allow majority of workers to claim up to 80% of their wages.
The move is set to adversely affect academy coaches and scouts, while players and first team coaches remain safe, for now.
It is estimated the Newcastle has lost at least £1m in home tickets since the cancellation of matches in early March.
Notably, the coronavirus and its economical effects come at a time Mike Ashley was listening to bids as he sought to sell the club.
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