Exclusive: Tottenham leapfrog Manchester United to top charts in boardroom pay stakes
By Editor Wayne Veysey | 17 years experience of breaking major stories at Evening Standard, PA and Goal, including exclusives like this
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Daniel Levy is the highest-paid director in the Premier League, according to the mostly recently published financial figures.
The Tottenham chairman has leapfrogged above Manchester United vice-chairman Ed Woodward to become the best paid ‘suit’ in the English top flight.
Spurs’ financial results for the year ended June 2015, which were released last week, show that Levy’s annual pay packet increased to £2.61million from £2.17million.
This places the long-serving Tottenham chief at the top of the Premier League boardroom pay stakes, above Woodward, who earns £2.52million, and Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, who is on £2.23million.
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The pay of Levy, Woodward, Gazidis and others are matters of public record and, although Ferran Soriano, their counterpart at Manchester City, is not a boardroom director, it is estimated that his pay is in the £2million-plus bracket.
Clubs publish the renumeration levels of their top-paid directors in annual end-of-year accounts, although some clubs don’t specifically name them.
Other highly-paid executives – all details of which are available from published reports at Companies House – include Chelsea’s Marina Granovskaia, who is on £1.425million, and Liverpool’s Ian Ayre, whose annual deal is £1.2million.