Redknapp slams Spurs for slashing wages of 550 non-playing staff after coronavirus

first_img5HARRY REDKNAPP slammed his old Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for slashing the wages of non-playing staff due to the coronavirus outbreak.Levy will use the Government’s furlough scheme as 550 Spurs employees take a 20 per cent cut — while players on mega-money deals still bank full pay.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates5 Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has hit out at Spurs and chairman Daniel Levy after 550 non-playing staff had their wages slashed5And ex-manager Redknapp is shocked by the decision to hit the ordinary workers.He also called on Tottenham’s top earners — and all the Premier League big hitters — to donate a chunk of their salaries to help the NHS and the country.Redknapp, 73, said: “I can’t believe it. Surely players should be taking a cut. This isn’t for big clubs like Tottenham.“I thought the Government were going to pay ordinary people who are struggling and help small businesses who are struggling.“But you are talking here about a club where their players earn £10-12million a year.“Tottenham are owned by Joe Lewis, one of the richest men in the world, and his club are cutting the wages of all their non-football staff by 20 per cent. I can’t believe it.“Here is a club where the average player earns £80,000, £90,000, £100,000 a week.5“And that’s average! Their top players earn £150,000 a week, maybe even £200,000 a week.“Surely, players should be taking a cut.“I know their minds and they don’t want to be going it alone but they will do it if all their team-mates do it.“They can all afford to hand over ten per cent and I’d like to see the captain of every Premier League club call a meeting and say, ‘Come on, guys, we are all in it together, let’s donate to help our staff’.“They can all have a meeting by phone.“They all know the importance of helping out the staff and they will want to help — they know there are a lot of people struggling.”5Speaking on the new and exclusive ’Arry Redknapp Podcast launched today, he added: “They know this country isn’t going to be the same again.“It is going to hit everyone — the corner shops, cafes, hotels.“All kinds of people will go under and they will need all the help this game can give them.”Meanwhile, Redknapp predicts the Premier League’s elite will react like nothing has happened in the world and that insanity will resume in the grossly inflated transfer market.The FA Cup-winning manager is convinced that Manchester United and Chelsea will not hesitate to splash out £100m — or even £150m — to buy 20-year-old Jadon Sancho.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Redknapp said: “I remember back when the Bosman rule came in and people were saying there would never be another big transfer because players can walk out for free at the end of their contract. That didn’t last for long.“So in the future, when everything quietens down again, clubs that have players that other teams want, and that’s the asking price, they won’t budge.“What will the buying club do then?”Adrian Durham wants to see compassion from the players at Tottenham as staff are given pay cutTo subscribe to the new and exclusive ’Arry Redknapp Podcast go to

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