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Irons wait on PL’s important meeting

West Ham will await the outcome of the Premier League’s important meeting with the Professional Footballers Association over possible pay cuts.

The Irons are ready to wait and see as the talks go on although other clubs are already seeing their players accept -or even offer – to accept what appears to be inevitable,

The latest club who are coming to an arrangement for players to share the burdenis Championship outfit Leeds where  coaching staff and senior management have volunteered to take a wage deferral because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa and his players will give up part of their wages “for the forseeable future”.

The Championship leaders say the move will ensure that all 272 full-time non-football staff can continue to be paid.

The Hammers are expecting the PL to negotiate a 50 per cent cut in wages but there are no certainties at this stage and it could be as little at 20 per cent or as much as 70 pc.


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4 comments on “Irons wait on PL’s important meeting

  1. 50% cut would be necessity. After all, the only reason behind the possible decision on the last matches of the season to be played would be avoiding the TV money loss. When the main of the TV money has ended up into the players´ pockets it would just be fair.

  2. Call me an old cynic if you will but I for one shall be very interested to see how quickly the PFA will say something like “Well a contract is a contract” when it comes to protecting their members’ wages . Yet when player X decides he wants to leave his current club & move elsewhere, it seems that his contract means sweet FA in terms of tying him to his current club. I’m happy to be proved wrong in this view ….!!

  3. Erm. Surely all the staff are under PAYE contracts so if they have been furloughed by their clubs the government will pay 80% of their wages anyway and I am guessing that will include wages! Seems like the club’s want to rip others off for their own benefit.

  4. Isn’t it 80% up to £2,500 a month?! ..

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