Relegation will trigger salary cuts for all Millwall players

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MILLWALL have confirmed that all of their contracted players will be taking wage cuts this summer.

Every player agreed to a salary decrease triggered by relegation when they joined the club – and those changes will now come into effect.

It means the Lions are protected from the financial hit of losing their Championship status, estimated to be £3million-a-year in annual revenue.

Chief executive Andy Ambler said: "That's been our policy. If a player hasn't accepted that policy, then they haven't signed for us.

"It's a best practice for all clubs and it's absolutely right – you reward players if they do well and they have to take the consequences of failure."

Ambler says preparations for League One are well-advanced and that player recruitment will begin immediately.

He said: "There are some gaps that need filling but the majority of the team that finished the season are contracted for next year.

"Left back is certainly a position that needs addressing and it's clear that we need an experienced striker and centre back. We can go from there.

"There will probably be at least five new signings but it's not a wholesale change.

"What we want to see is some of our younger players come through, do well and fill those holes in the squad.

"But we know we have to recruit, we know that we need experience to supplement our home-grown talent and we've been working hard on that for weeks."

Manager Neil Harris intends to strengthen one area of his squad in particular.

"Striker-wise we're definitely looking to boost the ranks to add to the quality and mix we've got already up front," he said.

"We're definitely looking at strikers but there is room to improve in all areas.

"Once we've settled on who's staying for next season, it will be clear to see where we've got competition for places and where we don't."

Alex Aldridge

(@accordingtoaldo)

22 thoughts on “Relegation will trigger salary cuts for all Millwall players

  • May 7, 2015 at 09:53
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    The news here is that Ambler has possibly got something right .

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    • May 7, 2015 at 18:57
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      @harry2310: I've heard that the player salary cuts are being donated to the Ambler foundation. It was set up to help out people in jobs where they're out of their depth.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 10:29
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    Funny that , I don't remember a reduction in the cost of yet another season ticket that I bought last month !

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      • May 7, 2015 at 15:27
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        @Steve: not for the want of trying.i remember wall were trying to delay s/tickets sales until after the playoff final

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  • May 7, 2015 at 10:44
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    Good news all round hope Chats and Divers refuse a pay rise to show by example.
    Don't forget chats CORR, BENTLEY AND PROSSER from Southend if they don't get promoted - you heard it here first. CREWE here we come - magic??????????????

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  • May 7, 2015 at 10:50
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    At last some sense from the club. Please, please, please move Dunne on, or don't offer him a contract. You can bet he's one of the happy players because he won't get anything anywhere else, not even conference football. I think Maggie will stay, as will O'Brien and Gregory, as they still have lots to prove to everyone. LB, CB, Striker x 2, GK are a must.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 10:56
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    Presumably, the players hate Coco the Hollowhead as much as we do now they've got to take a pay cut?

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  • May 7, 2015 at 10:56
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    After the Wolves game, I remember Bomber talking about his 18 players that would soon be out of contract.
    "One of two of them are in my thoughts but there's a hell of a lot that won't be"
    I hope he sticks to that. Please.

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    • May 7, 2015 at 11:31
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      @NICKOLA: nic there be a lot more gone chopper will have his work cut out then start panic buying to get a team out

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  • May 7, 2015 at 11:25
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    Sounds like a mass of players in contract want to go aswell £200.000 for Obrien F off what's the point of that an absolute waste of the academy keep the kid don't give him away, wage cuts will see most of the team leave think there's a reality check coming for all concerned, can't wait to see the list, not.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 11:27
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    Sounds like a mass of players in contract want to go aswell £200.000 for Obrien what's the point of that an absolute waste of the academy keep the kid don't give him away, wage cuts will see most of the team leave think there's a reality check coming for all concerned, can't wait to see the list, not.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 11:31
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    Some have been playing at Div 2 standard this year, we should be getting a rebate from them!

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  • May 7, 2015 at 11:38
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    In the above picture forde stands out,is this telling us he is about to leave.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 12:29
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    That's a good point in the above posts about Ambler taking a pay reduction.
    Allowing for the situation where most of our players contracts expired at the same time was business suicide and relegation has followed that.
    I think it's personally enough to resign which he wont or be removed from his duties.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 13:01
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    I must say that this quote from him worried me !
    "Striker-wise we're definitely looking to boost the ranks to add to the quality and mix we've got already up front," he said.

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  • May 7, 2015 at 14:48
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    What about Ohara at Blackpool ? Reckon he must be available if he went to play for them last season.

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