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.
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.