Lord Sugar reveals what he would do if he was Spurs chairman following staff furlough decision

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Former Tottenham Hotspur chairman Lord Sugar has revealed what he would do if he was in charge of the club during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Current chairman Daniel Levy announced last week via the club website that he was cutting the wages of 550 employees, who will instead be paid 80 per cent of their salary for the April and May, with the Government’s furlough scheme utilised.

Sugar, who sold his stake in the North London club for £25million in 2007 to current owner’s ENIC (Reuters).

The 73-year-old believes that Professional Footballers’ Association chief executive Gordon Taylor should be doing more in relation to players taking pay cuts to help their non-playing colleagues.

Levy’s decision to furlough staff using taxpayers money has received heavy criticism by many including former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore.

Sugar believes that supporters need to understand that many clubs are reliant on receiving income to pay their employees and should the current situation continue, it could see some clubs going out of business.

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