News broke last night that Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has decided to award himself a £500,000 a year pay rise.
Considering that the club has just posted record profits, in other forms of business this would be considered well deserved. Yet in the world of football, no fan is going to celebrate the club being financially sound when there has been little progress on the pitch. Spurs fans were quick to deliver their verdict on Twitter.
Good old levy pic.twitter.com/oJdrgXqpIG
— Lee THFC (@ltbrickwork) April 17, 2015
Annual Accounts show that Daniel Levy's salary increased by £508k to £2.16 million for the year.
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) April 16, 2015
So, as our club continues to perennially fail on the pitch, Daniel Levy hands himself a handsome £500,000k pay increase. Nice going.
— Callum (@CallumHaymes) April 16, 2015
— Darren Devitt (@DarrenDevitt) April 16, 2015
A lot of work to do because of the situation you've got us in yet you think you deserve a £500,000 pay rise?! Do me a favour Daniel Levy
— Tottenham Hotspur (@THFC__Fans) April 16, 2015
Daniel Levy has done a great job balancing the books but football ain't about that. It's about winning on the park. Glory glory
— Nunes (@Strangeways21) April 16, 2015
Daniel Levy gets 1/2 million extra in his back pocket. That must be for buying all those non performing players then @SpursOfficial
— john oxley (@oxosbase) April 17, 2015
— Nick Henderson (@nickhenderson) April 16, 2015
The amount of money Adebayor and Levy are making for the amount of work they doing is sickening… pic.twitter.com/f4jKsUgfuN
— THFC Spurs (@G0Spurs) April 16, 2015