05 April 2020

West Bromwich Albion chief executive takes 100 per cent pay cut for duration of lockdown

Premier League side West Bromwich Albion's chief executive Mark Jenkins has taken the unprecedented step of a 100 per cent pay cut for the duration of the coronavirus lockdown.

He has also  warned that the club are prepared to furlough staff if the current situation continues.

In a statement on West Brom's website, Jenkins said: "At the moment, the Club is financially stable and remains so for the foreseeable future.

"What we do know for fact is that our operations are almost completely closed down and we are receiving virtually no income.

"Almost all of the Club’s usual costs still need to be paid, the majority of which are wages whether this be admin staff, maintenance teams, management or, of course, the first-team players.

“With that in mind, I think it is only correct that for the duration of this lockdown I take a 100 per cent cut in my salary and other members of the senior management team have also offered to take significant reductions in their remuneration.

"What we will pledge is to ensure none of the staff effected suffer a reduction in pay, the Club will make up the 20 per cent shortfall not covered by the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme."

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