West Ham United players have relegation and pay-cut clauses in current contracts
West Ham United players reportedly have relegation and pay-cut clauses in current contracts as the team now battles to retain their spot in the Premier League.
According to Six Foot Two [14 March], certain players will see their salaries reduce by as much as 50 per cent while others are at a more modest 20 per cent.
Certain players also have relegation clauses included in their deals which will require a minimum bid to trigger it – leaving the player free to decide his own future.
It’s understood that the Hammers currently have a wage bill of £135million.
Relegation is going to see the entire house of cards crumbling down and it’s not something that West Ham can afford.
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They’ve built a decent team over the last three years and have achieved success in the league and have gone on a run in Europe.
With the current crop of players, they shouldn’t be where they are currently and something needs to be done in order for them to stop sinking further.
The board surprisingly are not sacking David Moyes when it’s pretty clear that he’s not being able to bring the best out of this current lot.
Even though senior figures in the team and coaching staff appear to have turned on him, Moyes continues to retain the support of the hierarchy.
The closer a managerial change is made to the end of the season, the tougher it will be for the new man in charge to bring about a change in fortune so they need to part ways with the Scotsman right away.