Tottenham stars vs Daniel Levy
There’s friction in the Tottenham dressing room.
That’s reported in the Times on Wednesday, the day after financials from Tottenham were made public.
Tottenham are well-known for paying their stars less than some of their rivals. Tottenham’s top earners are on a little more than 100,000 pounds a week.
The likes of Alexis Sanchez at Man United and Mesut Ozil at Arsenal are on more than triple those wages.
It’s also true than Tottenham’s stars are incentivised with healthy bonuses which can significantly bump up a player’s earning potential.
Yet, it was confirmed this week that the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, earns more than any player on the Tottenham roster.
Daniel Levy’s wages ‘have caused disquiet in the dressing room’
It’s been confirmed that Tottenham’s Daniel Levy is the highest paid director in the Premier League.
In the 2016-17 season he earned £6.0 million, which was an increase of £2.8 million the previous season.
At the same time Spurs are in contract talks with several high profile players. They include Toby Alderweireld and Mousa Dembele, who are thought to be demanding significant pay increases to sign on.
The Times report that there’s friction between the Spurs locker room and boardroom:
Tottenham Hotspur’s players were stunned yesterday to discover that the club’s chairman, Daniel Levy, was paid more than £6 million last season at a time when he is insisting that they accept pay restraint.
The details of Levy’s pay have caused disquiet in the dressing room.
Many of Tottenham’s players are understood to feel the same and are growing resentful that players they consider to be inferior playing at smaller clubs under less pressure are more highly rewarded.
Daniel Levy's pay at Tottenham Hotspur increased by £3.17million to £6.013m last year.
Several of the club's (relatively) underpaid starters will be interested in those numbers… #THFChttps://t.co/8Nh2rqrd3D pic.twitter.com/giXyvTe515
— Duncan Castles (@DuncanCastles) April 3, 2018