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Tottenham fans want club players to get a pay cut and ask for answers on why non-player staff bear the brunt of the financial impact of the coronavirus.

Tottenham Hotspur Supporters Trust (THST) says fans are angry that 550 non-player staff, some of whom have been put on leave, have been forced to cut wages by 20% but player wages remain unchanged.

President Daniel Levy is one of those who took the cut, but the Trust urges the actors and administrators to make a new voluntary contribution “so that the most vulnerable do not carry too heavy a burden”.

Tottenham President Daniel Levy on the staff

Tottenham President Daniel Levy on the staff

“We have strongly recommended that the club explain the details and nuances to the supporters with much more clarity than today, and we hope it will follow this advice,” said a statement.

“What has irritated fans the most, who care that their club is doing the right thing, is that an organization that is perceived to be very wealthy is cutting staff salaries and asking for government help while people the best paid under his aegis maintain their income ”.

“This anger is not exclusive to the Spurs community, but the club’s reputation as a rich and well-run company means it is in the spotlight.

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“We are aware that no football club can impose contract changes on their game or coaching staff without agreement with the respective unions, the PFA and the LMA. Thus, the comment that THFC has chosen to reduce the salaries of non-player staff while choosing not to cut the game staff salaries is inaccurate.

“But nothing prevents club players from making a voluntary contribution so that the most vulnerable do not carry too heavy a burden. And nothing prevents club directors, including the president, from making additional personal contributions in addition to their 20 percent salary cuts; we have made representations directly to the club’s board of directors and will continue to do so. We have made it clear that this is a course of action that fans will overwhelmingly support. ”

Anger comes after President Levy announced the measures alongside Spurs’ financial results for the 2018-19 season in which he received a £ 3m bonus in addition to his £ 4m salary .

In a season in which they finished fourth in the Premier League and reached the Champions League final, Tottenham posted pre-tax profit of £ 87 million as revenues increased by 80 £ million to reach a club record of £ 461 million.

Tottenham said Sky Sports News: “We will continue to work with the Trust in the interest of the club. “

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