By Pete O'Rourke

13th Apr, 2020 | 3:41pm

Revealed: Fuming Spurs players force club U-turn after talks with board

Tottenham reversed their decision to use the government’s furlough scheme for some non-playing staff after pressure from some of the club’s star players, Football Insider understands.

Spurs today joined Liverpool in backtracking on their original plan to use tax payers’ cash via the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme as they announced those members of staff would now be receiving 100 per cent of their pay.

A Tottenham source has told Football Insider that the club’s initial decision to enforce a wage cut on non-playing staff upset and angered several members of the first-team squad and they made their feelings clear on the matter to the club’s board.

Tottenham’s decision to rely on the furloughing scheme, announced last month, was met with widespread condemnation within the football community.

The north Londoners have become the richest club in the capital after revenues soared to £460m last season and they posted £69million profit, their fourth huge profit in five years.

Tottenham officials are already in discussions with players over proposed wage cuts or wage deferrals after the Premier League proposed a 30% pay cut to help clubs survive the crippling financial losses experienced during the coronavirus pandemic.

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A deal on wage cuts has yet to be reached between the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association.

However, captains of Premier League clubs helping launch a fund to raise funds to help support the National Health Service.

Tottenham were widely criticised by supporters groups and sections of the media for opting to use the government’s furlough scheme for some non-playing staff.

The decision to follow Premier League rivals Liverpool with a U-turn on their decision has been welcomed by the club’s fans today as well as the broader game in general.

Newcastle United, Bournemouth and Norwich City are the three remaining Premier League clubs who have announced they will furlough some non-playing staff and not yet backtracked.

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