It’s a glum day in the Football Transfer Tavern for Bolton fans after the repercussions of relegation are beginning to hit home.
The Bolton News has revealed that a lot of staff surrounding the first team at the club have been made redundant following their relegation to League One.
The Trotters are stuck at the bottom of the Championship and their fate has already been sealed and, inevitably, the club have been forced to make cuts as they look to save money.
The club are set lose out on more than £5 million in revenue after dropping into League One for the first time in 23 years but the manner of which they have let their staff go is what has upset the punters in the Tavern.
It’s believed the club’s owners informed coaching and medical staff their services would no longer be required at the end of last week – without thanking them. One member of staff, who asked not to be named, said:
“About 10 or 11 of the backroom staff were called in individually on Thursday and told they were no longer needed anymore, and the club expected them to go on the bus to the Fulham game. I think it’s absolutely disgraceful way to treat people who have given such loyal service.”
“They weren’t even thanked for their work. The backroom staff don’t earn anywhere near what the players earn – they have mortgages to pay, families and children and will have to look for new jobs.”
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