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.”



  • TheNutJob

    Fatty will have them on slave wages up at the park

  • Peaky Magpie

    Beardsley still on full wages for doing f*ck all is he Penfold ??? Just thought I’d ask…..

    • TheNutJob

      that has, swept under the carpet all over it

      • Rich Lawson

        Just you wait til he wins an award at the Chelsea Flower show and grows prize leeks on the pitch !

    • Kneebotherm8

      No…………he’s digging Penfolds garden………..and plantin’ a few tetties and vegetables…..

  • relaxed

    To Dont stop bobbi fleckman
    “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.”
    NOW WHO IS THE FOOL
    Don’t bother answering we already know

    • TheNutJob

      😂😂😂

  • Paul Patterson

    “Our gender pay gap reflects this.
    So you admit there is one.

    “Nevertheless, Newcastle United celebrate the fact that more women and girls become involved in the world of football every day.”
    Nevertheless is a word that nearly always follows a regret/negative.
    So it’s ok girls, get into football, but you won’t get paid equally for it.
    I’m staggered someone in such a position can utter this sort of stuff and think it’s ok.

  • Jate Legend

    The real story here is the disparity between what we pay our MD and what every other club pays theirs. Pay peanuts, get monkeys.

    • Leazes.

      Haven’t you heard about his bonus scheme then?

      If he keeps the wages under a certain percentage he gets a huge increment….. this is achievable by offloading good players and not buying them, in effect for sabotaging the manager and squad.

      • Jate Legend

        So what sort of numbers are behind that increment then mate? Do you know if on top of his basic does it put him in the same league as other prem MDs? I don’t know much about other MDs but I think theyre all also incentivised to protect profit like that. I imagine Charnleys basic plus incentives will still be peanuts in comparison to everyone else. So you’ve still got a monkey at the steering wheel.

  • Leazes.

    How about looking at Sodexo’s practices as well…. they don’t come under the clubs jurisdiction as catering is outsourced.

  • Stephen

    The Gender pay-gap is a made-up problem enabling feminists to have something to bang on about in perpetuity.

    Please don’t expect us to be wringing our hands about this rubbish when there are plenty other real problems to worry about.

  • Danimal

    In 30 years I haven’t worked anywhere where they have said ‘x amount per hour/week/month/year if you’re a bloke, y amount if you’re a woman.’ I’ve worked in some places where female colleagues have taken extensive leave while having children. And returned on special hours (9.30-3.00 for example). And why not, that seems very reasonable. In my experience there has been total equality. This is a non story.

  • gallowgate26

    I’m surprised it’s only 83.3%…

  • nufcslf

    Since we aren’t even sure what gender penfold is other than just a none football minded c**t like his boss, it is very much a none story. The gender/politically incorrect topic is such a load of old shyte, it isn’t funny. Just get on with life and the job you choose to do. Don’t like it, then change it.

  • thewildchimp

    Charnley probably gets a hefty % of his paycheck under the table, tax-free and all of the legal bullstuff. It’s what tycoons do.

    About women players getting equal pays as men: maybe when they start playing equally intersting. At this point, they are maybe at 10-15%. Why should they be paid as much, if they can’t bring the same level of money to their bosses?