Report: Spurs to push ahead with controversial decision despite Liverpool U-turn

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham are determined to push ahead with their 20% wage cuts and furlough decision despite facing widespread criticism for the move, according to the Telegraph.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy announced earlier this week that the club had taken the decision to cut the wages of 550 non-playing staff by 20%, putting them on the government’s furlough scheme.

Apart from Spurs, the likes of Liverpool, Newcastle, Bournemouth and Norwich also decided to furlough their staff (Express) and all have faced criticism from their peers (Daily Mail).

Liverpool have since reversed their decision and apologised to fans for their mistake (BBC Sport), but the Telegraph reports that the Lilywhites will not follow the Reds’ lead.

The report claims that Levy has signalled his intent to push ahead with the furlough, adding that non-playing staff have been asked to sign a document agreeing to the wage cut and the temporary changes to their contracts.

Spurs Web Opinion

If Tottenham do not follow Liverpool’s lead by withdrawing their furlough application, this could end up being a PR disaster for the club. However, Daniel Levy has never been one to bow to public pressure and I believe he is likely to stick with his initial decision despite what the other Premier League clubs do.

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