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England managers Gareth Southgate and Phil Neville take 30% pay cut

Southgate earns £3m a year with the cut to cost him £900k
Gareth Southgate

England men's football manager Gareth Southgate and women's manager Phil Neville are taking a 30% pay cut to their salaries due to the coronavirus pandemic. Southgate earns £3m a year managing the Three Lions while Neville reportedly earns up to £300,000 as head coach of the Lionesses.

Southgate and Neville were England team-mates during their playing careers and are now two of the Football Association's highest earning employees. FA chief executive Mark Bullingham said it was "challenging times" and did not "take these decisions lightly."

The FA said employees earning £50,000 or more a year will take a temporary pay reduction of 7.5% while senior management agreed a 15% cut.

Bullingham earns approximately £800,000 a year and revealed the financial impact of postponements including England international fixtures, FA Cup matches and Wembley events will add up to a loss of about £100m. That figure could increase to £150m depending on "the government's necessary medical measures."

Bullingham added: "Along with many other organisations across the country, we are currently reviewing our financial model during this challenging period. We want to take prudent and appropriate steps to help protect and support the FA and our employees during this unpredictable time."

West Ham manager David Moyes has told the Premier League club he is prepared to a take a pay cut due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Bournemouth's Eddie Howe and Brighton's Graham Potter had previously volunteered to take a pay cut to help their clubs through the financial impact of the coronavirus.

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