Spurs cut non-playing staff wages as Levy pockets £7 million
London: Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy announced 550 non-playing staff at the club will see their wages cut by 20 percent for the next two months on the same day it was revealed he was paid £7 million ($8.7 million) last season.
Spurs accounts to June 30, 2019 revealed Levy was paid a £3 million bonus, which was due on completion of Tottenham’s new 62,000 stadium, on top of his £4 million salary.
The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium opened in April last year, eight months later than scheduled and well over budget at a cost of £1 billion.
Levy is among the staff members taking a 20 percent wage cut, but called on Tottenham’s players to also do so to ease the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Players at Barcelona, Juventus and Bayern Munich are among those to have taken either a significant wage cut or deferred payments.
Football in England is suspended until at least April 30 and a meeting of Premier League clubs on Friday is expected to push that date further back. – AFP