English FA plans to cut scores of jobs due to virus
London: The Football Association is planning to cut scores of jobs in a programme aimed at tackling losses caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the English game's governing body announced on Monday.
The FA has been forced to act to protect itself against a potential deficit of £300 million ($369 million) over the next four years as a result of the crisis. The organisation is proposing to make 124 positions redundant, but 42 of those have been achieved by halting recruitment. That leaves 82 posts which will have to be removed. "All areas of the FA will be affected," said chairman Greg Clarke.
"We need to save £75 million a year and we've got a £300 million potential hole to fill over the next four years," he added.
FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said the loss of revenue would force the organisation to focus on its "key priorities". - AFP