Some Tottenham players have reportedly been left angered by Daniel Levy’s decision to put 550 non-playing staff on furlough, cutting 20 per cent of their wages.
This anger has apparently led to an increased resistance to take player wage cuts in North London, according to the Daily Mail.
Meanwhile, pressure has also been mounting on Premier League stars to take their own pay-cuts but discussions over a 30 per cent drop have hit a dead-end so far (The Athletic).
The Daily Mail now reports that some Spurs stars are furious at the fact that Spurs are the only Premier League club to cut the wages of their non-playing staff.
Other Premier League clubs that have chosen to furlough staff, like Newcastle, Bournemouth, and Norwich, have at least guaranteed them full pay.
It is asserted that some players believe Levy is using the furloughing of back-room staff to pressure them into taking wage cuts.
With the club standing by their decision, tensions are said to be rising between the Tottenham chairman and the players.
Spurs Web Opinion
At this point, the only way for Daniel Levy and Tottenham to save any face is by following Liverpool’s lead, reversing their decision and apologising for their actions. Otherwise, this certainly has the potential to end very badly for the club with a potential backlash from the fans.
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