Spurs Reverse Decision To Furlough Non-Playing Staff

Tottenham Hotspurs have become the second Premier League side to reverse their decision to place members of the club’s non-playing staff on furlough amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

The North London club previously announced that it will be taking advantage of the government’s job retention scheme which will see the tax payers’ money used to cover up to 80 percent of non-playing staff’s salary.

However, just like Liverpool, the club’s decision drew irate criticism from majority of the supporters, who demanded a change of heart.

Tottenham will now pay the full salary for its non-playing staff for the months of April and May.

In a statement released on Monday, Spurs said: 'In our last update we said we would keep our position under review, especially in the context of revised budgets and cost cutting.

'Having done so we have decided that all non-playing staff, whether full-time, casual or furloughed, will receive 100 per cent of their pay for April and May. Only the board will take salary reductions.'

The statement added: 'In view of supporter sentiment regarding the scheme, it is now not our intention to make use of the current CJRS (Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme) that runs until the end of May.

'We shall consult with stakeholders, including the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters' Trust with whom we have been in dialogue over the past week and who share our desire to protect jobs, should circumstances change going forward.'