Howe becomes first manager in the PL to take a pay cut

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In an effort to help Bournemouth neutralise the financial damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, head coach Eddie Howe has voluntary agreed to take a pay cut becoming the first Premier League manager to so.

The club’s chief executive Neill Blake, assistant manager Jason Tindall and first team technical director Richard Hughes have also agreed to take “significant cuts” for the entirety of this uncertain time..”

According to AFP, the League Managers Association, the Professional Footballers Association, the Premier League and the Football League are in talks as they look to reach an agreement with regards to pay reductions for players and managers.

‘Cherries’ said that they are continually looking at ways to ensure the future of the club and their employees are protected when the season resumes. The Premier League has been postponed until at least April 30.

“We have also advised a number of staff across all areas of the club that they will be temporarily furloughed, as a result of the ongoing pandemic,” a Bournemouth statement read.

“These measures have been taken to safeguard the financial stability of the club during what is such an uncertain period, not only in football but for businesses in all industries across the world.

“Furloughed employees – all of whose roles have been affected by the closure of Vitality Stadium and the club’s other sites – will be on leave for a minimum of three weeks under the UK government’s coronavirus job retention scheme, which is currently set to run until Sunday 31st May.

“Affected staff can be recalled to work after a short notice period, if necessary.

“Throughout the entirety of this time, they will continue to receive their full salary, with the club committing to topping up each furloughed employee’s wages to 100 per cent of their normal pay, while claiming back 80 per cent of their wages up to a maximum of £2,500 per month, as per government guidelines.

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By FARPost Reporter 

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