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Former Tottenham star criticises club for slashing salaries of non-playing staff
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Former Tottenham star criticises club for slashing salaries of non-playing staff

Gary Lineker has blasted Tottenham for the decision to reduce wages of more than 500 non-playing staff.

The London club made the decision to apply a 20% wage cut on their non-playing employees as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to eat into many clubs' finances.

The directive will however not affect the players for now, even though the plans to extend the same has been hatched, with clubs involved in meetings with the Premier League on the matter. 

Former player Lineker, however, feels the club was not right in taking such step and should have consulted widely first. 

"The way Tottenham have handled it I don't think has been very good, What they are doing to their staff I don't agree with whatsoever," Lineker told BBC Radio 4 on Thursday.

"But that is a separate issue to what the players do. It's the club that has said that the players are going to carry on with their wages, but let's see how the players react to it," he added.

Lineker too recently joined those extending their help in the fight against the virus and donated two months' wages to the British Red Cross. 

Football clubs across the globe have taken steps to reduce their costs, with the likes of Bayern Munich, Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona having already reduced wages for their players and non-playing staff.

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