Premier League clubs: Furlough, pay-cuts, deferrals | Football News

Last Updated: 06/04/20 1:05pm

Premier League leaders and European champions Liverpool have placed around 200 non-playing staff on furlough

What are Premier League clubs planning in terms of their staff during the coronavirus lockdown?


Discussions are ongoing between the club and the players over wages, however this will not be straightforward due to the fact the players are on different contracts.

No decisions have yet been made on furloughing staff. Any change will go hand in hand with what is decided with the players.

Casual staff, like stewards, will be paid in full until April 30.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa continue to pay their players and staff their full wages. The club are awaiting the outcome of talks between the PFA and the Premier League players.


Manager Eddie Howe has taken a voluntary pay cut, as has his assistant, Jason Tindall, technical director Richard Hughes, and chief executive, Neill Blake.

The club have furloughed 50 members of staff, but they are committed to paying their salaries in full.

Eddie Howe has decided to take a pay cut during the current world crisis


Brighton’s deputy chairman and chief executive Paul Barber, technical director Dan Ashworth and head coach Graham Potter have each taken a significant voluntary pay cut for the next three months.

The decision means non-playing staff will not be furloughed imminently.


Burnley have said they will continue to pay all matchday and non-matchday casual staff until April 30 and will explore all options going forward.

Chairman Mike Garlick revealed the club…