Tottenham Hotspur employees found they were forced to take 20 percent of the cut in wages just 30 minutes before Chairman Daniel Levy announced the move.
And some non-playing workers were also encouraged to take their annual leave during the coronavirus crisis, according to the Daily Telegraph.
Levy emailed all non-playing staff at the club at 10 a.m. before the 10:30 a.m. notice to inform them of the 20 percent pay cuts for April and May, and the decision to take advantage in some cases. the government leave scheme.
Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy announced the cut in wages for 550 workers not playing
He emphasizes that the decision has been made to save jobs in the long term.
But the move has infuriated some, and a source told the Daily Telegraph, ‘How can players still earn £ 100,000 a week? How can they still take 100 percent of their wages when people have to cut £ 30,000 a year? It’s wrong.’
Tottenham believes it is inevitable that their stars will face a cut in wages, but recognize the importance of this being a one-sided decision in the Premier League, which will make important decisions at a meeting on Friday.
Levy, who makes about £ 7 million a year, said: “We hope that current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will help players and coaches do their bit for the football ecosystem.”
Levy also warned that manager Jose Mourinho and the players may ‘have to do their bit’
Harry Kane and his Spurs teammates may need to make a temporary pay cut
Urges top earners
Jose Mourinho – £ 290,000 a week
Harry Kane – £ 200,000 a week
Tanguy Ndombele – £ 200,000 a week
Son Heung-min – £ 140,000 a week
Dele Alli – £ 100,000 a week
Hugo Lloris – £ 100,000 a week
Jan Vertonghen – £ 100,000 a week
It could mean Mourinho has to give up part of his wages of £ 290,000 a week while football remains suspended.
And the club’s high earners, such as Harry Kane, a striker of £ 200,000 a week and midfielder £ 100,000 a week, may need to follow the lead of players like Barcelona and Juventus when taking pay cuts.
His report, published on the club’s website on Tuesday morning, outlined the measures Spurs is taking while football remains locked during the deadly pandemic.
They are the second top club to put some of the staff on leave, just as Newcastle United did on Monday, saying they would sign up for the government’s job retention scheme.
Tottenham’s games have been canceled because the Premier League is currently suspended
Tottenham plans to make use of the government’s leave arrangements
What does ‘leave’ mean?
If an employee is put on leave, he is temporarily on leave and unpaid, although he remains on the payroll, which means that he does not lose his job.
This could be because there is no work for these employees, or because the company is unable to pay them because of the consequences of the coronavirus crisis.
In the UK, the government is offering to pay 80 percent of a redundant worker’s wages, up to £ 2,500 a month, until they can resume their jobs full-time. The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will last a minimum of three months from March 1.
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This allows employees to claim 80 percent of their pay, up to a maximum of £ 2,500 per month.
Levy’s message was: “Recently on March 18, I said,” We will all have to work together to ensure that the impact of this crisis does not undermine the club’s future stability. ‘
“The decision of governments around the world to effectively shut down economies with unprecedented peacetime effects on civil liberties to minimize the appalling consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the right one to protect human lives.
“The crushing destruction of industries in many countries, the interdependence of international trade and travel in every aspect of our daily lives are only now beginning to be felt. Every person on this planet will be affected and in my life I can’t think of anything so impressive.
“If I read or hear player transfer stories this summer as if nothing happened, people should wake up to the sheer scale of what’s going on around us.
“With more than 786,000 infected, nearly 38,000 dead and large parts of the world locked in, we need to realize that football cannot operate in a bubble.
“We may be the eighth largest club in the world according to the Deloitte survey, but all that historical data is totally irrelevant, as this virus knows no bounds.
“The club’s activities have actually stopped, some of our fans have lost their jobs and most will be concerned about their future.
“Our sponsors will be concerned about their business and our media partners have no assurance when we will be able to play games again or play for our fans. Meanwhile, the Club has an annual cost base of hundreds of millions of pounds.
“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’s Tottenham is the second Premier League club to put employees on leave
Deloitte Football Rich List 2020
Tottenham ranks eighth in Deloitte’s latest Football Rich List, which ranks the most profitable clubs in the world.
1. Barcelona – € 840.8 million (£ 741.1 million)
2. Real Madrid – € 757.3 million (£ 667.5 million)
3. Manchester United – € 711.5 million (£ 627.1 million)
4. Bayern Munich – € 660.1 million (£ 581.8 million)
5. Paris Saint-Germain – € 635.9 million (£ 560.5 million)
6. Manchester City – € 610.6 million (£ 538.2 million)
7. Liverpool – € 604.7 million (£ 533 million)
8. Tottenham – € 521.1 million (£ 459.3 million)
9. Chelsea – € 513.1 million (£ 452.2 million)
10. Juventus – € 459.7 million (£ 405.2 million)
“Yesterday, after we had already taken steps to cut costs, we made the tough decision ourselves – to protect jobs – to cut the remuneration of all 550 non-playing drivers and employees by 20 percent for April and May by use, where necessary: the government’s leave scheme. We will continue to review this position.
“We hope that current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will lead players and coaches to contribute to the football ecosystem.
“I have no doubt that we will survive this crisis, but life will take some time to get back to normal.
“I hope we’ll never take so many basic things for granted, like 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 cake before we see Spurs playing at home .
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Many families will have lost loved ones, many businesses have been destroyed, millions of jobs have been lost, and many clubs, large or small, may struggle to exist.
“My job as President is to make sure we do everything we can to protect our employees, our fans, our partners, our club for future generations – and equally important – our wider community, where we have such a huge sense of responsibility .
“I wish everyone good health, a quick return to normal life and watching Spurs at home for our fans. Stay safe.’