Bolton Wanderers Football Club are making cuts to their staff, in particular the backroom staff following their relegation from the championship to league one.

The club will lose more than £5 million pounds by dropping into league one, the third tier of English football for the first time in 23 years.

The Bolton News has reported that The Sports Shield Consortium (the club’s new owner) has told a number of coaching and medical personnel their services would no longer be required at the end of last week.

The club said last week it was entering “a consultation process” with a view to restructuring its football operation and staff.

It is anticipated more job losses will be made.

Victoria Mitchell, Head of Employment at Farleys Solicitors:

It’s important to remember that football clubs and the sports industry itself are not immune from employment law.  

It is crucial that an employee takes employment law advice from the outset in order to understand their legal position, the options available, and so that they have a strategy to maximise their position and entitlements.

Farleys Solicitors LLP specialise in all areas of sports employment law for all types of Clubs including football clubs and all levels of employees including Directors, Senior Executives, Managers, Backroom staff, Coaches, Physio’s, Players and general Club staff.

If you require advice and assistance including in relation to re-structures; redundancy; variation of employment contracts; settlement (compromise) agreements and severance packages please contact us or call 0845 287 0939.