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Coronavirus: Brighton manager Graham Potter and directors take ‘significant voluntary pay cut’

Trio are taking the measure to ‘protect all jobs at our club and charity’ over the next three months

Thursday 02 April 2020 14:28

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Graham Potter, chief executive Paul Barber and technical director Dan Ashworth have taken a “significant voluntary pay cut” for the next three months.

The trio will take a reduced wage for April, May and June in a bid to “protect all jobs at our club and charity” during the coronavirus pandemic.

Barber said: “[This is] to help Tony (Bloom, chairman) to ensure none of our core staff suffer a wage reduction during this uncertain period for our business.

“Graham Potter, Dan Ashworth and I have voluntarily taken a pay reduction for the months of April, May and June.

“We consider ourselves to be very fortunate to be working for the best of clubs at the most difficult of times, so it is entirely appropriate that we play a very small part in reducing the financial burden on Tony.”

Potter also revealed that the unnamed Brighton player who was diagnosed with coronavirus last week is now symptom-free and several others who have been tested did not contract the virus.


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