With six matches to play in the Premier League, Hull City is barely safe from the drop zone.
The Tigers are winless in their past six Premier League matches, their last win coming against Queens Park Rangers back in February.
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Hull City has the same point total as Leicester City, but remain above the relegation line only on goal differential.
If playing Premier League football wasn’t enough incentive to get the players motivated, manager Steve Bruce has said massive pay cuts are in order should the team be relegated.
But if we do get relegated, the club has a really stringent financial policy in place so it doesn’t fall into drastic debt. We’ll make sure it doesn’t go through the horrendous times it experienced before the current owners took over. Without the Allams bailing Hull out this club might not be here now.
Everybody concerned takes a huge reduction in salary, and most players take a 40% or 50% reduction.
We’ve worked so hard to get in the league and then stay here last year, and the players realize the situation we are in.”
Hull must play some of it’s best football of the season if the players hope to keep their wages, as the final six matches include clashes against Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United.
Managers don’t often talk about players’ salaries openly, but when a club gets relegated, it is no breaking news that pay cuts are in order. Wages shouldn’t be the motivating factor to stay in the Premier League, but surely it is a major element in a player’s career choices.
The good news amongst this is that Hull City seems to have a financial plan and will stick to that, looking out for the longevity and stability of the club over everything.