Daniel Levy may have faced a grilling from rival clubs in the Premier League meeting today as some fellow teams feel he has damaged the reputation of the Premier League.
This comes after Spurs announced the decision to cut the wages of non-playing staff by 20%, putting them on the government furlough scheme (Sun).
Levy made the announcement earlier this week, claiming that Tottenham had taken the decision to protect jobs in a difficult financial climate.
It also came out last week that Levy’s £4 million annual pay in 2019 was boosted by an extra £3m bonus for opening the £1billion new stadium (Evening Standard).
Some Tottenham fans on social media were fuming with the Spurs chairman for cutting the wages of non-playing staff instead of the players, while The Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) have also called upon Levy to make a “further personal contribution” to the club’s non-playing staff.
The Sun now reports that Levy has sparked fury among the other clubs in the league who feel as if the decision to use the furlough scheme and cut wages was premature.
It is revealed that clubs are also demanding that Spurs, Newcastle, Norwich, and Bournemouth — who all announced furloughs — retract their positions and do not claim for government support.
A chairman of an unnamed Premier League club is quoted as saying: “He is a smart man, but this wasn’t a smart move. It hurt the reputation of the entire League. A few of us simply don’t understand what Daniel was thinking.”
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The fact that Levy made the announcement just days before the Premier League meeting makes me suspect that this was a deliberate move on his part intended to put pressure on the PFA to accept wage-cuts for players. I believe it is likely that we will see the players eventually accepting a wage cut.
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