Norwich City join Newcastle, Tottenham in pay cut scheme

Norwich City join Newcastle, Tottenham in pay cut scheme

- Norwich City have joined other clubs across the world to implement their pay cut scheme

- Carrow Road staff will not be getting paid in full but have 20 per cent of their monies slashed

- Newcastle, Tottenham, Juventus, Barcelona, and the likes have joined other number clubs around the world in paying reduced salaries

Norwich City are the latest Premier League club to implement the leave of absence scheme proposed by the government.

The Canaries staff will not be earning their full payment as 20 per cent of their salaries will be deducted due to the current recession caused by the global pandemic.

The club will then top up the money to ensure their staff receive their full salary for up to £2,500 per month.

Newcastle and Tottenham have already begun the process and other Premier League clubs are expected to follow suit like other top European clubs.

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A Norwich statement read: "Owing to the impact of the current COVID-19 pandemic, Norwich City Football Club will begin the process of furloughing members of its staff who are unable to work at this time.

"Under the government's Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, the furloughing of staff will safeguard future jobs and help sustain the club throughout this period.

"The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will mean that 80 percent of the salaries of furloughed staff, up to £2,500 per month per individual, will be paid by the government.

"The club will top up the money received from the scheme to ensure that all furloughed staff receive their usual salary in full.

"Where necessary, part-time and casual staff will also be furloughed.

"As part of the scheme, furloughed staff will not be permitted to carry out work for the club. The club will continue to monitor and review the situation as it develops."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that 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.

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