Gordon Taylor left the PFA with a massive £ 1.4million bonus – bringing the final paycheck to £ 3.1million

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REVEALED: Gordon Taylor left PFA with massive £ 1.4million bonus – bringing final paycheck to £ 3.1million – despite football dementia crisis negligence charges

  • Gordon Taylor left PFA with £ 1.4million bonus on top of his last salary
  • Taylor quit his role in the hotseat with a total payout of £ 3.1million
  • Sportsmail columnist Chris Sutton called the sum “disgusting”
  • Taylor has faced numerous negligence charges in football‘s dementia crisis











Gordon Taylor left the Professional Footballers Association with a bonus of £ 1.4million, bringing his last salary as managing director of the players’ union to an extraordinary £ 3.1million, a- was revealed on Thursday.

Sportsmail Columnist Chris Sutton called the sum “disgusting” Thursday night, adding: “This is one last kick in the balls of his tenure.”

“The independent review of the conduct of the PFA is not published and we can only assume that it is to protect the Taylorites still in the building.”

Taylor’s inflated salary has been a source of controversy during his tenure as PFA chief, especially as he has been accused of neglecting football’s dementia crisis while in charge.

Gordon Taylor left the Professional Footballers Association with £ 1.4million bonus

The 76-year-old’s annual salary was £ 1.2million, but it emerged this week that he had also received two payments of £ 700,000 as ‘double bonuses’ regarding the deal broadcast he had previously negotiated with the Premier League.

On top of that, Taylor was paid £ 500,000 for a five month period of his notice period. It is said that he will donate this “notice” money to charity. The extraordinary amount will nevertheless shock the families of former footballers struggling with dementia.

They are already furious that a QC-led report on the union’s conduct is being kept under wraps. Hundreds of former professional players have also requested its release.

The 76-year-old's annual salary was £ 1.2million, but it emerged this week that he had also received two payments of £ 700,000 as a

The 76-year-old’s annual salary was £ 1.2million, but it emerged this week that he had also received two payouts of £ 700,000 as ‘double bonuses’

The PFA, along with the Football Association, previously co-funded research which found former footballers to be three and a half times more likely to die from dementia than the general population.

Maheta Molango has since succeeded Taylor as chief executive, with John Mousinho as chairman. They say they want to bring the PFA into a new era, with Taylor’s salary and bonuses agreed upon before they arrive.

Taylor did not respond to a request for comment Thursday night.

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