Tottenham Hotspur Supporters ‘Trust urges club to” do the right thing “and restore staff salaries | Football News

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Daniel Levy said Tottenham would use the government's retention program

Daniel Levy said Tottenham would use the government’s retention program

Tottenham fans again urged the club to “do the right thing” and restore full staff wages or risk damaging the Spurs’ reputation throughout the game.

In another strong message to the club’s board of directors, which lowered the salaries of 550 non-players and placed some on government leave, the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust (THST) set five goals keys he wants the Spurs to pursue in stride. of the coronavirus crisis.

President Daniel Levy has received much criticism for following Newcastle using the leave plan despite the club’s wealth, and Liverpool have since canceled their decision to do the same after a violent reaction from fans.

These measures helped draw attention to the highly paid players and whether they should also take a pay cut, which the trust says has had a negative effect on the clubs. Last week, THST said Sky Sports News rather, he wanted the players to pay a salary.

THST said on Friday: “It’s been 10 days since the Spurs announced their decision … during which the opinion of the mass supporters against these decisions solidified … and the reputation of our club has repeatedly taken body shots in national and international media.

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Speaking on April 3, Martin Cloake of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters ‘Trust said he wanted the club to be more transparent about its finances.

Speaking on April 3, Martin Cloake of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters ‘Trust said he wanted the club to be more transparent about its finances.

“It has also been 10 days for us as a confidence to listen to our members, to relay the sentiment of supporters and to urge the club’s board of directors to rethink. We now want to give THST members clarity on our approach and inform fans of our position, appreciating that the situation is evolving both quickly and unprecedented.

“Our ultimate goal is to ensure that all non-playing staff are detained at 100% of their salary for the next two months, to ensure that no non-playing staff are fired during during the same period, are remunerated in an appropriate manner, guarantee the financial viability of the club and ensure that the financial burden on the State is as minimal as possible.

“We have not categorically condemned the use of the leave scheme … but we ask the club to advocate for the use of the leave scheme. Our preference would be that the salaries of non-players be funded by a voluntary reduction. in the compensation of managers, players and coaches for at least the next two months.

“We know that tough decisions have to be made that will affect everyone, but we also believe that football has to take people with it. The game is an easy target because it flaunts its wealth and because it has a natural aversion to explain itself. Other private companies that earn more than football clubs use the leave system. People who make more money than footballers are not under the same pressure.

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Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara wants club to reconsider decision to remove non-playing staff

Former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara wants club to reconsider decision to remove non-playing staff

“But reputation matters in football, not just emotionally but commercially … that’s why we asked the club to explain its options and the consequences of those options much more clearly than it did. This would have avoided the public relations disaster of the past 10 years. days and, more importantly, would have been the right thing to do.

“Trying to push players into a corner went wrong, at THFC and through the game. Players see an attempt to make them scapegoats and asked what guarantee there is that any pay cut will not be used by workers. clubs to increase reserves or profits.

“They have now launched their own initiative, #PlayersTogether, directly supporting NHS charities. We wholeheartedly support this initiative and the example it provides. We understand and support the PFA’s call to clubs to open their books. To protect commercial confidentiality, we suggest this is done by an independent arbitrator.

“We must emphasize again, however, that nothing prevents THFC players from making a voluntary contribution, alongside the club directors, to ensure that no one at the club loses their job or gets a cut in wages. short term. “

“The THFC, like all other businesses, must make the decisions it considers appropriate to secure its future. But the nature of football means that these decisions must be understood and supported. Our concern is that by doing what they have done in the way they have done, the THFC board of directors has damaged the reputation of the club, exhausted all the future goodwill they will need from them. fans and affected the club’s reputation with sponsors, players and government officials.

“This is an unprecedented situation and no one, including partisan organizations, will be able to fix everything from the start. We have made this declaration in good faith and remain willing to work with all parties to obtain the best results. We still believe it is time for the THFC board of directors to show that they have listened and do the right thing. “

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

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