Lee Charnley handed bizarre reward by Mike Ashley to surge past Arsenal & Leicester peers

Latest club accounts show that Lee Charnley’s salary has skyrocketed by £400,000 since the last time figures were made public, with The Athletic reporting that his new £675,000 pay packet sees him out-earns MD’s at Leicester and Arsenal.

Our managing director had long held the unwanted title of being one of the top flight’s lowest paid executives, with a £150,000 a year income previously reported.

His pay packet increased up to £267,000 in the accounts filed for 2018-19 , likely down to the successes of bringing in Rafa Benitez and getting promoted back to the Premier League.

Now, latest figures made public on Companies House show that Charnley’s wages have soared to a huge £675,000, giving him a whopping £400,000 pay rise from the previous year.

While anybody who has the responsibility of a Premier League club resting on their shoulders may expect to be paid accordingly, eyebrows should be raised as to why Charnley’s pay has increased so dramatically.

It’s not as though we have vastly improved as a club to warrant the rise. Newcastle have been mediocre top flight also-rans for four years now, so it seems bizarre that his wages have ballooned so much while our success on the pitch has not.

Who knows, perhaps Ashley was planning to give him one big payday before new owners arrived…

4 thoughts on “Lee Charnley handed bizarre reward by Mike Ashley to surge past Arsenal & Leicester peers

  1. This really should disgust most people, take a binman ( refuse collector) out of service for 3 weeks and the country would be in uproar, binmen do an essential underpaid job, but to give an under achieving voice piece a pay rise for no discernible progress beggars belief, Ashley and Charnley you should live in the real world.

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  2. Jim:
    This really should disgust most people, take abinman ( refuse collector) out of service for 3 weeks and the country would be in uproar, binmen do an essential underpaid job, but to give an under achievingvoice piece a pay rise for no discernible progress beggars belief, Ashley and Charnley you should live in the real world.

    Another typical ignorant comment from a bitter toon fan.
    Do you have any idea what is involved in running a 200 million pound a year company? The daily problems? What is involved in keeping the club in the Premier League, especially when your owner refuses to invest?

    Charnley deserves the huge pay increase just for having to put up with morons like you!

    Its about skill levels. And if you can’t appreciate that, you shouldn’t be allowed in front of a keyboard.

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