Ashley Cost Cutting Again?

Only West Brom paid their top earning director less money in 2017/2018 than Newcastle paid Lee Charnley.

The owners (also directors) of Burnley don’t pay themselves a salary, whilst Man City don’t detail the amount for their top earning director but safe to say it will be a ‘little’ higher than Lee Charnley’s pay packet.

I'm sure none of us will have any sympathy for Lee Charnley ‘only’ earning £300,000 but the reality is, he gets paid far less than so many rival clubs pay out.

However .... 

Lee Charnley is Newcastle’s only named director AND senior executive, whereas most/many of these other clubs will have numerous directors and executives earning big money.

Both media and fans understand that Newcastle United is not run as a normal club and that one of Ashley’s inner circle, Justin Barnes, is the main man looking after the owner’s NUFC interests, not Lee Charnley.