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550 of Tottenham's non playing staff placed on furlough for the next two months

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed 550 of their non-playing directors and employees, in...



550 of Tottenham's non playing...
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550 of Tottenham's non playing staff placed on furlough for the next two months

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has confirmed 550 of their non-playing directors and employees, including himself, will be put on a leave of absence for the next two months.

The furloughed staff will be part of the British government's Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme, which pays 80% of wages.

"The club's operations have effectively ceased, some of our fans will have lost their jobs and most will be worried about their future," Tottenham chairman Levy announced in a statement.

"Our sponsors will be concerned about their businesses and our media partners have no certainty when we may play games again or whether we will be allowed to play in front of our fans. In the meantime, the club has an annual cost base running into hundreds of millions of pounds.

"We have seen some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus take steps to reduce their costs.

"Yesterday, having already taken steps to reduce costs, we ourselves made the difficult decision - in order to protect jobs - to reduce the remuneration of all 550 non-playing directors and employees for April and May by 20 per cent utilising, where appropriate, the Government's furlough scheme. We shall continue to review this position.

"We hope the current discussions between the Premier League, PFA and LMA will result in players and coaches doing their bit for the football eco system."

Newcastle are also believed to have done the same, with Premier League football on hold until at least the end of April due to the virus.

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