Dan Plumley reacts to agency costs as Leeds United game v Nottingham Forest postponed
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Dan Plumley believes that Leeds United will likely pay their matchday agency staff on a match-by-match basis after the Nottingham Forest clash was postponed.
It was reported by Phil Hay recently that the agency would still be paid for that game, but it is suggested that may be done once it is rescheduled.
The Finance Expert compared the payments to the TV deal for Premier League clubs, which is made in instalments, rather than one straight-up payment.
“My educated guess would be that it is on a match-by-match or monthly basis,” he exclusively told MOT Leeds News.
“It could be like the TV deal that is paid in instalments, you don’t get it in one hit. You would logically look at where the revenue streams are coming from, if that comes in blocks, then you would try and set your cost structures up to follow a similar approach so you can balance it more.”
Andrea Radrizzani was good to the Leeds staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, making sure they were still paid throughout despite missing games and fans.
This will be no different during this postponement, with no game at Elland Road now until October 2, although this one will be rearranged and 19 games will be completed.
It will soon be business as usual.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites have said see you again to one attacker after being left baffled by a deadline day agreement