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CEO of the Professional Footballers' Association Gordon Taylor
Gordon Taylor's time at the helm of the PFA is subject to an inquiry Credit: PA

三级成人视频Gordon Taylor’s salary, bonus and benefits as chief executive of the Professional Footballers’ Association have remained at more than £2 million, despite a year of unprecedented turmoil at the organisation.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that Taylor’s basic salary was £1.19 million but that he was also paid £56,749 in benefits and received a bonus of £777,183 amid the ongoing Charity Commission probe, an independent review by Sport Resolutions and the PFA's own civil war.

That all totals £2.02 million - a rise of £2,304 on the previous year - and a figure that is likely to provoke fresh outrage, especially in the current wider context of the financial crisis facing many football clubs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

It will be exactly a year next week since Taylor announced that he was standing down as the PFA’s chief executive once Sport Resolutions had completed its independent review into an organisation he has led since 1981.

三级成人视频The full terms of reference for that review were published only last week – Taylor had first announced the review in November 2018 – while the Charity Commission has also been looking into the PFA over the past 16 months.

It escalated its work in January into the most serious possible intervention, of a statutory inquiry.

三级成人视频The Telegraph first revealed that the commission would be questioning the PFA after concerns were raised both about how Taylor’s  chief executive annual pay was funded and the relationship between the PFA Charity and the PFA trade union.

三级成人视频There has also been particular anger among families of former footballers suffering with dementia, over the fact that a players’ representative remains so well paid at a time when there is a care crisis among PFA members.

The PFA has been contacted for comment but Taylor has previously defended his pay by saying that it is decided by what he called a “business committee”. “I don’t write out my own wages” he said. “It’s what people think I deserve to get. Hopefully, if you look at our accounts, you look at my records, then that will be there for all to see.”

三级成人视频Taylor negotiates for the PFA’s biggest source of income - around £25 million of broadcast revenue each year from the Premier League - and that is paid as a charitable donation to the PFA Charity account.

The PFA general fund received a total income of £896,700 in these new accounts for the period until June 2019 - largely from player subscriptions - but still recorded total costs of £6.27 million for their 62 staff.

As well as Taylor’s pay, the PFA’s use of charitable funds has been questioned. These were not detailed in these new accounts but previously included £3 million to Premier League三级成人视频 youth development and only £565,261 in benevolent grants to former players.

The Charity Commission’s potential sanctions following a statutory inquiry include freezing bank accounts, official warnings and suspending trustees for misconduct or mismanagement. The PFA says its trustees have co-operated fully, openly and transparently with the commission and were “all committed to adopting the highest possible standards in administering, governing and the management of the charity”.