West Brom chief executive Mark Jenkins has revealed that he plans to cut his annual salary by 100% as football clubs try to overcome financial hardship due to lack of income on match day.
In a message to the fan base on Sunday afternoon, it was revealed that other senior officials have also offered to benefit from “significant” wage cuts.
This comes at a time when footballers are also under pressure to take pay cuts and clubs, including Premier League leaders, Liverpool, have decided to lay off non-player staff as part of the government’s program of retention of the Coronavirus.
In the league, clubs like Sheffield Wednesday and now Derby County have taken the same step.
Stoke City has agreed to pay match day staff for postponed games this season and all employees until August.
“It’s disgusting what’s going on in Liverpool, Tottenham and Newcastle and a few others,” said Morgan.
“On the other hand, it’s great what’s going on in clubs like West Brom who have nothing like that, have no billionaire owners and do the right thing.
“Fans can drive this because the fans are sitting at home watching it and going” really? American billionaires forcing British taxpayers to pay staff costs at a club like Liverpool? ”
TalkSPORT presenter Georgie Bingham suggested yesterday that clubs too poor to cover wages should not be allowed to use the transfer market when normalcy returns.
She said, “Don’t mince our words about it: if a club goes to the government for a document that we, taxpayers will be required to compensate in the long run, that club should not be allowed to make transfers to the to come up.
“If they are so poor, they cannot afford £ 1 million of their wage bill to support their lowest paid workers – which they should do, by the way – they should not not be allowed to benefit from transfers.
“No transfer window for you, sorry. If you’re so poor, you don’t need it.
“(They wouldn’t do it then.) Of course they wouldn’t. Not a single club in the country would go on vacation if it meant they could not do business if and when football resumed. They just wouldn’t do it.
“That’s why football looks really bad this morning. He looks bad for that and looks bad for what I actually feel like intimidating players to save football when it is a billionaire playboy industry owned by people who blink at the wages of ‘a footballer and do nothing. ”