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Lee Charnley reveals difference between pay for men and women at Newcastle United

4 years ago

Lee Charnley has delivered the statistics on Newcastle United’s gender pay gap.

All Premier League clubs are obliged to release details regarding the difference between what men and women are paid within their own organisation.

There are two sets of main figures where Premier League clubs are concerned.

BT Sport report that there is an 83.3% pay gap between all male and female employees.

However, when taking away the money paid to the manager and players, the pay gap reduces to 16.1%.

According to BT Sport, the figures released relate to the 2015/16 relegation season.

Newcastle are a bit of a strange club (as we all know!) and as previously published figures have shown, Lee Charnley is by far the lowest paid MD/CEO of any Premier League club.

The main figures who Mike Ashley relies on with Newcastle are the shadowy figures of Justin Barnes and Keith Bishop – but exactly how, and how much, they are paid, is a mystery.

Also, Newcastle have no properly functioning board, at the minute Lee Charnley is the only director, for what that is worth.

Whilst with no proper drive to bring in commercial deals with outside parties, apart from shirt sponsor and kit manufacturer, there is no significant management team that would be comparable to other clubs. Instead, the focus is on NUFC promoting Mike Ashley’s retail empire with no benefit to the club.

NUFC Managing Director Lee Charnley:

“Ours is a sport in which the highest earning roles are occupied almost exclusively by men.

“Our gender pay gap reflects this.

“Nevertheless, Newcastle United celebrate the fact that more women and girls become involved in the world of football every day.

“We are committed to encouraging women to engage with and work in football.

“Whilst overall our gender pay gap is 83%, the pay gap excluding players and first team manager is 16%.

“We maintain a commitment to ensuring gender balance wherever we can at all levels. Our senior management team within business operations at Newcastle United has equal male and female representation.”


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