TOTTENHAM chairman Daniel Levy and Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis have emerged as two of the highest paid directors in the Premier League, with both pocketing salaries in excess of £2m.
An unnamed Manchester United director received £2.6m in the club’s most recent accounts, while Sunderland’s Niall Quinn was paid £2.4m, although £2m was one-off compensation for resigning.
Levy took home £2.2m last season, while Gazidis earned £2.1m for the year ending May 2012. Chelsea’s unnamed highest paid director received £911,000, while Fulham’s was paid £704,000.
Two thirds of the top flight’s combined £2.4bn revenue was spent on wages, the Guardian’s study shows, although aggregate losses fell from £361m to £205m.