Daniel Levy: Tottenham chairman issues warning as non-playing staff take pay cut


Tottenham Hotspur opened their new stadium last year

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy said “people need to wake up to the enormity” of the coronavirus pandemic as the club announced 550 non-playing staff will take a 20% pay cut.

Levy, who earned £7m last year – £4m in wages plus £3m for the completion of Tottenham’s stadium move – is among the non-playing directors and employees at the club who will take a cut in salary, initially for April and May.

The club will also use the government’s furlough scheme in an attempt to “protect jobs”.

Spurs are owned by billionaire Joe Lewis, through his investment firm Tavistock. According to The Sunday Times Rich List in 2019