Albion management trio take voluntary pay cut

Brighton & Hove Albion’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.

By Paul Camillin • 02 April 2020

By Paul Hazlewood
Paul Barber, Graham Potter and Dan Ashworth.

Barber has confirmed the trio have taken a reduction in their salary for the months of April, May and June, in order to support chairman Tony Bloom’s “significant efforts to protect all jobs at our club and charity”.

In a note to be sent to all staff, Barber explained “[This is] to help Tony 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 of difficult times so it is entirely appropriate that we play a very small part in reducing the financial burden on Tony.”

The trio originally made the offer two weeks ago, which was appreciated but at the time rejected by the chairman. However, following further talks between the quartet in the past 24 hours, the offer has now been accepted.