Outgoing Premier League government chairman Richard Scudamore will obtain a “golden handshake” price £5 million regardless of robust opposition from the Soccer Supporters’ Federation (FSF), the league has confirmed.
Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck urged high division golf equipment ought to contribute £250,000 every to the farewell bonus.
Buck chairs the league’s audit and remuneration committee and was a part of the seek for Scudamore’s successor, Susanna Dinnage. His concept was opposed by the FSF and reportedly by some golf equipment.
A Premier League assertion, which mentioned Scudamore could be retained in an advisory function, learn: “The choice was made by the audit and remuneration committee and the non-government administrators, supported and endorsed by the golf equipment.
“The funds, which is able to ultimately complete £5 million, can be unfold over the following three years.
“It was agreed that it’s essential for the League’s ongoing success that Richard’s distinctive information and expertise stay out there in an advisory capability. The funds are in recognition of the excellent work Richard has carried out.”
The transfer has been condemned by a number of fan teams, with Liverpool’s Spirit of Shankly describing it as “laughable,” whereas sources advised ESPN FC numerous golf equipment have been initially in opposition to the thought.
In a press release launched earlier than the bonus was confirmed, umbrella group the FSF urged golf equipment not to contribute to a fee to Scudamore, who’s leaving the Premier League after 19 years.
FSF assertion on Premier League golf equipment’ massively unpopular concept to present the PL’s outgoing CEO £5m. Simply do not do it – https://t.co/MbvmAVRXHt
— The FSF (@The_FSF) November 15, 2018
“Premier League golf equipment have all the time advised fan teams that budgets are deliberate prematurely and there is not a surplus of money mendacity round from their extraordinarily profitable TV deal,” the organisation mentioned in a press release.
“Within the meantime, loyal soccer supporters proceed to be inconvenienced by fixture adjustments to match TV schedules, usually shedding out on journey prices or struggling to get to and from video games within the first place.
“Now it seems golf equipment can stick their arms down the again of the couch and discover £250,000 at a second’s discover.
“Followers strongly oppose the ‘golden handshake,’ and we urge golf equipment not to decide which is massively unpopular with supporters.”