Women's Sport: England Lionesses manager Phil Neville to take 30% pay cut

England Lionesse’s manager Phil Neville is to take a 30% pay cut to their salaries as two of the Football Association’s highest-earning employees.

Chief executive Mark Bullingham said it was “challenging times” and did not “take these decisions lightly.”

Phill Neville is reported to earn up to £300,000 as the head coach of the Lionesses. Employees of the FA who earns £50,000 or more a year is expected to take a temporary pay reduction of 7.5%, while senior management has agreed to a 15% cut.

Bullingham said to the BBC that, the financial impact of postponements including England international fixtures, FA Cup matches and Wembley events will contribute to a loss of about £100m. Still, it could increase to £150m depending on “the government’s necessary medical measures.” 

“We want to take prudent and appropriate steps to help protect and support the FA and our employees during this unpredictable time,” said Mark Bullingham.

Meanwhile, Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe, Brighton’s Graham Potter and West Ham boss David Moyes have already volunteered for a cut in salary due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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