Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley has promised to pay his non-playing staff a £1million bonus if they can beat Arsenal.
The difference between finishing between 10th and 17th in the Premier League is worth £5million and Ashley wants everyone motivated for the last game of the campaign. It has always been rumoured in the press that Ashley is a Tottenham fan and his incentive could bear fruit for us if Newcastle beat Arsenal and we beat Sunderland – with Champions League football still up for grabs.
The £1million bonus will be shared between the backroom staff which includes the kit man and tea lady – although either of those are likely to pop up with a last minute header to win the game at St James’ Park!
A Newcastle employee told Sunday People Sport: “We were absolutely gobsmacked when we were called into a meeting with Mr Ashley and absolutely stunned when we heard his plan.
“It would be like winning the lottery for most of us.
“And we have every confidence the lads will see off Arsenal.”
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