Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, has vowed to make Spurs fans proud of their club again after a difficult couple of weeks.
This came as Spurs announced that they would be reversing their decision to use the government’s job retention scheme in order to pay furloughed employees.
Tottenham were originally set to cut the pay of all non-playing staff down to 80% while playing them on the furlough scheme.
However, the Lilywhites have now decided that pay will remain at 100% for April and May, while they will no longer be looking to use the CIJS scheme.
Daniel Levy also claimed that recent criticism hit the club hard as they have always endeavoured to make a positive impact on those who rely on Tottenham Hotspur FC.
While not apologising for the original furlough decision, Levy did add that it was only ever taken with job protection in mind, and that a repurposing of the stadium in the coming weeks should make fans proud of their club again.
This comes as Spurs also announced today that the stadium has been transformed into a home for the NHS, while Levy hinted that more was to come.
He said: “The criticism the Club has received over the last week has been felt all the more keenly because of our track record of good works and our huge sense of responsibility to care for those that rely on us, particularly locally.
“It was never our intent, as custodians, to do anything other than put measures in place to protect jobs whilst the Club sought to continue to operate in a self-sufficient manner during uncertain times.
“We regret any concern caused during an anxious time and hope the work our supporters will see us doing in the coming weeks, as our stadium takes on a whole new purpose, will make them proud of their Club.”
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